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A New Map of Italy
Guido Guidi

A New Map of Italy
Guido Guidi
Loosestrife Books


Hardcover with Dust Jacket
120 pages
270 x 330 mm
ISBN: 0-9753120-4-9



Italian photographer, Guido Guidi began experimenting in the late 1960s with pseudo-documentary images that interrogated photography’s objectivity. Influenced by Neorealist film and Conceptual art, in the 1970s he began investigating Italy’s man-altered landscape. Working in marginal and decayed spaces with a (8”×10”) camera, Guidi creates dense sequences intended as meditations on the meaning of landscape, photography, and seeing. Later he investigated the life and death of modernist architecture, with projects on Scarpa, van der Rohe, and Le Corbusier. Photography for Guidi is something autobiographical. It is synonymous with inhabiting, and the camera is the instrument that allows him to observe, appropriate and collect what lies beyond his doorstep.

About the Artist

Guido Guidi (born January 1, 1941) is an Italian photographer. His work, spanning over more than 40 years, has focused in particular on rural and suburban geographies in Italy and Europe. He photographs places that are normally overlooked. His published works include In Between Cities, Guardando a Est, A New Map of Italy and Veramente.

About the Publisher

Loosestrife Books is a specialist photobook publisher based in Rockville, Maryland, America. They have relased books by Anthony Hernandez, John Gossage and Michael Abrams.

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