Juan Gatti: Photographics

Juan Gatti: Photographics

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This is a sumptuously illustrated look at the unique work of acclaimed graphic designer, artist, and photographer Juan Gatti. Exuding bold sexuality and brash colours, the posters and photographs of Juan Gatti have defined the graphic face of contemporary Spanish cinema for more than 30 years. Gatti's design work is closely identified with the films of Pedro Almodovar, with whom Gatti has closely collaborated since Almodovar's breakthrough movie, "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" (1988). In 1980 Gatti moved to Madrid, where he made a name for himself designing splashy, sexy film posters, working with directors such as Alex de la Iglesia and Gonzalo Suarez. But it was through his work for Almodovar that Gatti would become famous. This sumptuous two volume set gathers his film posters, magazine spreads and design work, and his photographs of Almodovar's superstars such as Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. Packed with visual delights this is a thrilling survey of one of Spain's greatest graphic designers.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 620 pages
  • 250 x 328 x 66mm | 5,261.64g
  • La Fábrica
  • Madrid, Spain
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • full-colour photographs throughout
  • 8415303505
  • 9788415303503
  • 2,759,477

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Gatti...became friends with the Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, who in 1985 enlisted him to make a poster for his black comedy Matador; it was the beginning of a legendary partnership. The splashy art and title sequences that Gatti has since been creating for the filmaker have all but come to define contemporary Spanish cinema. In his two-volume anthology, Gatti describes the period: "I had been working with a more glamorous, elitist world, and [Almodovar] was closer to the fresh feeling connected to people on the street. Thus, a kind of everyday Spanish surrealism was mixed with a more sophisticated part from fashion.--Karin Nelson "W Magazine "
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