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New Vedute
Simon Roberts

New Vedute, Simon Roberts

New Vedute, Simon RobertsNew Vedute
Simon Roberts
Minimalist Works
English and Italian

Text by Emanuele Trevi.

87 Pages With 6 Loose Postcards.
150 x 215 mm
ISBN 9781527231474


In New Vedute, Simon Roberts takes historic Italian tourist postcards, all of which have been written on, stamped and sent back to the UK from British tourists in Italy, and reconceptualises them for a new purpose. Framing one image within another, he uses these postcards depicting idealized views of Italy—grand historical monuments, ancient ruins, picturesque natural landscapes and holiday destinations— as backdrops upon which he then superimposes vernacular photographs, thereby playing with the way we, literally, see Italy. Roberts’ new postcards were then sent to the address marked on the original postcard along with a blank version that recipients could write on and post back. A selection of these replies are published in the book.

About the Artist
Simon Roberts (b.1974) is a visual artist based in Brighton, UK. Widely recognised for his large-format, tableaux photographs of the British landscape, his practice also encompasses video, text and installation work, which together, interrogate notions of identity and belonging, and the complex relationship between history, place and culture.

About the Publisher
Minimalist Works is an independent editorial design service, founded by graphic designer and photographer Massimo Nolletti. Based in Brighton (UK), our creative platform supports established and emerging photographers to showcase their work through unique, minimalist publications.

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