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Hardcover, 9.5 x 9.5 in. / 112 pgs / 111 color.

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Luigi Ghirri: Cardboard Landscapes (Paesaggi di cartone)

Introduction by Sarah Hermanson Meister.

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A handsome facsimile of conceptualist Luigi Ghirri’s poetic narrative of 1970s pop culture

Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri (1943–92) made Cardboard Landscapes (Paesaggi di cartone) during his travels around Europe, coining the term “sentimental geography” to describe his unique artistic approach of examining the ordinary to prove it remarkable. The original handmade album features over 100 chromogenic color prints pasted onto the pages of a blank book, and was gifted by Ghirri to John Szarkowski, then the Director of the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, in the 1970s.

A singular work of art, Cardboard Landscapes is now being published for the first time. The collection is an anomaly within Ghirri’s overall oeuvre, as it prioritizes complex composition rather than the sweeping tableaux for which he is best known. In this series of works, he regards the printed image as the subject, framing a kaleidoscope of photographs and advertisements to tell a poetic visual narrative that reflects at once regional, personal and popular culture, revealing a fascinating impulse to investigate his role within his own medium.

Luigi Ghirri (1943–92) was a celebrated Italian artist and photographer known for his color photographs of landscape and architecture. He published his first photography book, Kodachrome, in 1978, and continued to utilize a conceptual framework to interrogate the line between fiction and reality.


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/22/2020

MoMA releases gorgeous new facsimile of 'Luigi Ghirri: Cardboard Landscapes (Paesaggi di cartone)'

MoMA releases gorgeous new facsimile of 'Luigi Ghirri: Cardboard Landscapes (Paesaggi di cartone)'

Featured spread is from Cardboard Landscapes (Paesaggi di cartone), MoMA's new facsimile of conceptual photographer Luigi Ghirri's singular hand-pasted album of chromogenic color prints, which he gifted to John Szarkowski—then the head of the Museum's Photography Department—in the 1970s. "In all essential details, the original album and this facsimile edition are identical," Sarah Hermanson Meister writes in her endnote (the only change to the original): "both are bound between Florentine-paper covers laced with bronze metallic skeins and set against rough oatmeal linen spines; they share the same, nearly square dimensions and present 111 prints arranged in the same sequence over the course of fifty pages. In the facsimile as in the original, the only words that appear were inscribed by Ghirri himself, in blue ballpoint pen." continue to blog


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Luigi Ghirri: Cardboard Landscapes (Paesaggi di cartone)

LUIGI GHIRRI: CARDBOARD LANDSCAPES (PAESAGGI DI CARTONE)

Introduction by Sarah Hermanson Meister.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633451025
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Pub Date: 9/29/2020
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Luigi Ghirri: Project Prints

LUIGI GHIRRI: PROJECT PRINTS

Edited by Elena Re. Text by Andrea Bellini, Luigi Ghirri, Paola Ghirri, Massimo Minimi, Elena Re.

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037642498
USD $55.00
| CAN $65

Pub Date: 8/31/2012
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