The Map of the Territory

by Luigi Ghirri


376 pages

Pictures: 248 colour plates, 50 illustrations

Price: 49.50

Comments: English edition. German, French and Spanish editions also available. 19.8 cm x 24.8 cm, OTA bound paperback with printed jacket. Edited by James Lingwood Publication date: May 2018

Through the course of the 1970s and 1980s, Luigi Ghirri pursued his extraordinary project, open-ended and mercurial, marked by empathy for the changing everyday spaces of his time. Over the course of his short career, Ghirri would produce a vast body of photographs without parallel in the Europe of his time and numerous writings which would have an indelible impact on the history of photography.

This extensive book compiled by the renowned British curator James Lingwood accompanies a touring exhibition to three major museum venues across Europe and focuses on the first decade of Ghirri’s work, defined by his 1979 exhibition in Parma. Vera Fotografia was grouped into fourteen different narrative sequences, each of which is represented in this volume: Fotografie del periodo iniziale (1970), Kodachrome (1970-78), Colazione sull’erba (1972-74), Catalogo(1970-79), Km 0.250 (1973), Diaframma 11, 1/125, luce naturale(1970-79), Atlante, (1973), Italia Ailati (1971-79), Il paese del balocchi(1972-79), Vedute (1970-79), Infinito (1974), In Scala (1976-79), Still Life (1975-79).

The focus of the project is on Ghirri’s quietly compelling project to create a new kind of geography, located in his fascination with representations of the world, in the form of reproductions, pictures, posters, models and maps. The mediation of experience through images in an Italy poised between the old and the new was, for Ghirri, an inexhaustible terrain to survey – “a great adventure into the world of thinking and looking, a wonderful magic toy that miraculously manages to combine our adult awareness and the fairy tale world of children…a never-ending journey through great and small, through variations and the realm of illusions and appearances, a labyrinthine specular place of multitudes and simulation."

Published in collaboration with Jeu de Paume, Museum Folkwangand Museo Reina Sofia.

4 May - 22 July: Luigi Ghirri Karte und Gebiet at Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

25 September 2018 - 7 January 2019: Luigi Ghirri El Mapa y el Territorio at Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

12 February - 20 May 2019: Luigi Ghirri Cartes et Territoires at Jeu de Paume, Paris, France

In the press

Freunde von Freunden
Le Litteraire
GUP
Il Fotografo
Elephant Magazine
Paper Journal
https://www.admagazine.fr/art/portfolio/diaporama/luigi-ghirri-un-regard-different-sur-le-monde/51630
The Fabulist
ICON El País
Camera Austria
EIKON
FT Weekend Magazine
Perlentaucher (Germany)
AnOther
Art Tribune
Artnet
Achitectual Digest
Polka Magazine


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The Map of the Territory

by Luigi Ghirri


376 pages

Pictures: 248 colour plates, 50 illustrations

Price: 49.50

Comments: English edition. German, French and Spanish editions also available. 19.8 cm x 24.8 cm, OTA bound paperback with printed jacket. Edited by James Lingwood Publication date: May 2018

Through the course of the 1970s and 1980s, Luigi Ghirri pursued his extraordinary project, open-ended and mercurial, marked by empathy for the changing everyday spaces of his time. Over the course of his short career, Ghirri would produce a vast body of photographs without parallel in the Europe of his time and numerous writings which would have an indelible impact on the history of photography.

This extensive book compiled by the renowned British curator James Lingwood accompanies a touring exhibition to three major museum venues across Europe and focuses on the first decade of Ghirri’s work, defined by his 1979 exhibition in Parma. Vera Fotografia was grouped into fourteen different narrative sequences, each of which is represented in this volume: Fotografie del periodo iniziale (1970), Kodachrome (1970-78), Colazione sull’erba (1972-74), Catalogo(1970-79), Km 0.250 (1973), Diaframma 11, 1/125, luce naturale(1970-79), Atlante, (1973), Italia Ailati (1971-79), Il paese del balocchi(1972-79), Vedute (1970-79), Infinito (1974), In Scala (1976-79), Still Life (1975-79).

The focus of the project is on Ghirri’s quietly compelling project to create a new kind of geography, located in his fascination with representations of the world, in the form of reproductions, pictures, posters, models and maps. The mediation of experience through images in an Italy poised between the old and the new was, for Ghirri, an inexhaustible terrain to survey – “a great adventure into the world of thinking and looking, a wonderful magic toy that miraculously manages to combine our adult awareness and the fairy tale world of children…a never-ending journey through great and small, through variations and the realm of illusions and appearances, a labyrinthine specular place of multitudes and simulation."

Published in collaboration with Jeu de Paume, Museum Folkwangand Museo Reina Sofia.

4 May - 22 July: Luigi Ghirri Karte und Gebiet at Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

25 September 2018 - 7 January 2019: Luigi Ghirri El Mapa y el Territorio at Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

12 February - 20 May 2019: Luigi Ghirri Cartes et Territoires at Jeu de Paume, Paris, France

In the press

Freunde von Freunden
Le Litteraire
GUP
Il Fotografo
Elephant Magazine
Paper Journal
https://www.admagazine.fr/art/portfolio/diaporama/luigi-ghirri-un-regard-different-sur-le-monde/51630
The Fabulist
ICON El País
Camera Austria
EIKON
FT Weekend Magazine
Perlentaucher (Germany)
AnOther
Art Tribune
Artnet
Achitectual Digest
Polka Magazine


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A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

The Map of the Territory

by Luigi Ghirri


376 pages

Pictures: 248 colour plates, 50 illustrations

Price: 49.50

Comments: English edition. German, French and Spanish editions also available. 19.8 cm x 24.8 cm, OTA bound paperback with printed jacket. Edited by James Lingwood Publication date: May 2018

Through the course of the 1970s and 1980s, Luigi Ghirri pursued his extraordinary project, open-ended and mercurial, marked by empathy for the changing everyday spaces of his time. Over the course of his short career, Ghirri would produce a vast body of photographs without parallel in the Europe of his time and numerous writings which would have an indelible impact on the history of photography.

This extensive book compiled by the renowned British curator James Lingwood accompanies a touring exhibition to three major museum venues across Europe and focuses on the first decade of Ghirri’s work, defined by his 1979 exhibition in Parma. Vera Fotografia was grouped into fourteen different narrative sequences, each of which is represented in this volume: Fotografie del periodo iniziale (1970), Kodachrome (1970-78), Colazione sull’erba (1972-74), Catalogo(1970-79), Km 0.250 (1973), Diaframma 11, 1/125, luce naturale(1970-79), Atlante, (1973), Italia Ailati (1971-79), Il paese del balocchi(1972-79), Vedute (1970-79), Infinito (1974), In Scala (1976-79), Still Life (1975-79).

The focus of the project is on Ghirri’s quietly compelling project to create a new kind of geography, located in his fascination with representations of the world, in the form of reproductions, pictures, posters, models and maps. The mediation of experience through images in an Italy poised between the old and the new was, for Ghirri, an inexhaustible terrain to survey – “a great adventure into the world of thinking and looking, a wonderful magic toy that miraculously manages to combine our adult awareness and the fairy tale world of children…a never-ending journey through great and small, through variations and the realm of illusions and appearances, a labyrinthine specular place of multitudes and simulation."

Published in collaboration with Jeu de Paume, Museum Folkwangand Museo Reina Sofia.

4 May - 22 July: Luigi Ghirri Karte und Gebiet at Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

25 September 2018 - 7 January 2019: Luigi Ghirri El Mapa y el Territorio at Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

12 February - 20 May 2019: Luigi Ghirri Cartes et Territoires at Jeu de Paume, Paris, France

In the press

Freunde von Freunden
Le Litteraire
GUP
Il Fotografo
Elephant Magazine
Paper Journal
https://www.admagazine.fr/art/portfolio/diaporama/luigi-ghirri-un-regard-different-sur-le-monde/51630
The Fabulist
ICON El País
Camera Austria
EIKON
FT Weekend Magazine
Perlentaucher (Germany)
AnOther
Art Tribune
Artnet
Achitectual Digest
Polka Magazine


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A collector's choice by josefchladek.com