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IT'S BEAUTIFUL HERE, ISN'T IT
Luigi Ghirri

Aperture Foundation, 2008
Hardcover
152 pages
95 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9781597110587

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Although well-known in his native Italy, photographer Luigi Ghirri does not yet have the international audience his work merits -perhaps because he died so young. Uncannily prescient, Ghirri shared the sensibility of what became known in the U.S. as the New Colour and the New Topographics movements. Like his counterparts in Italian cinema, Ghirri believed the local and the universal were inseparable, and that life's polarities - love and hate, present and past - were equally compelling. His interests encompassed all the arts: he worked in Giorgio Morandi's studio and with architect Aldo Rossi, while influencing a generation of photogra¬¨‚Ȇphers, including Olivo Barbieri and Martin Parr. This volume presents a diverse selection of his work includes a number of his essays, many published in English for the first time.

 

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