Through the evocative images of one of the most illustrious Italian masters of photography, a journey back in time to the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean. This new monographic work on Mimmo Jodice (Naples, 1934) presents the large-scale survey of the Mediterranean, with which the artist has been enchanting viewers throughout the world for over thirty years. A sequence of fifty photographic works, some never previously published, reconstructs the image of the civilizations that marked the ancient history of the sea the Romans called mare nostrum. Temples and statues, heroes and myths live again in a timeless dimension where past and present coexist.
Filippo Maggia is currently researcher at the Photography Department of the Royal College of Art, London. Since 2010, he has taught photographic documentation at the Accademia di Belle Arti (Fine Arts Academy) in Catania (Sicily).
Published by Charta. Text by Benedetto Gravagnuolo, Stefano Boeri, Mimmo Jodice, Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Born in 1934 in Naples--where he still lives and works--Mimmo Jodice has been at the top of his profession, one of the great Italian masters of photography, for more than 45 years. This volume celebrates Jodice's architectural work, uniting his portraits of eight world capitals into a kind of self-portrait. Four of the cities have been the subjects of previous titles: Paris: City of Light; Inlands: A Vision of Boston; São Paulo and La città invisibile: Nuove vedute di Napoli; and four are new to print, including Rome, Moscow, Tokyo and New York. When Jodice's Medeterranean appeared, which includes some Rome images, the architecture critic Herbert Muschamp observed of it in the New York Times that "Mr. Jodice depicts a mythical place… a romantic intertwining of wholeness and solitude: the oceanic sensation of merger between a self and its surroundings." That impression of unity is as strong--if not as relaxing--in his contemporary urban landscapes as in his ancient ones. With text from Stefano Boeri of Domus magazine and an interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist. Jodice's previous books, in addition to those above, include Light, Eden and Tempo Interiore.
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 11x 11 in. / 144 pgs / 62 duotone/ 2 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/1/2007 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2007 p. 115
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881586288TRADE List Price: $60.00 CDN $70.00
Published by Damiani. Edited by Valerio Dehò. Essay by Walter Guadagnini.
This third volume of Damiani's "Unpublished" photography series, which seeks out revealing unknown work from familiar artists, follows up Mario De Biasi's unpublished journalism in People and Franco Fontana's Unpublished Notes with Mimmo Jodice's Light. This volume marks the first time in Jodice's long publication history, from his early socially conscious Neapolitan work through his best-known Mediterranean, that he's done a book in color.