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Kodachrome

@ Ghirri, Luigi

9781907946240

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Seconde édition, parue en 2012 chez Mack.

L'édition originale de 1978 (Contrejour en France, Punto e Virgola en Italie) figure dans Le Livre de Photographies : Une Histoire (Vol. 1, p. 231), mais cet ouvrage a été fort peu commenté à sa sortie. A posteriori, Martin Parr et Gerry Badger attribuent à Luigi Ghirri - au travers de Kodachrome - une influence sur la photographie couleur en Europe similaire à celle qu'à pu avoir William Eggleston's Guide outre-Atlantique.

 

Ce livre est construit autour de paires d'images (présentées en double-page) construites autour de similarités graphiques, de construction ou de cadrage, mais sans autre point commun.

Avec des images relativement simples, que l'on pourrait souvent indiquer comme "du quotidien", Ghirri utilise la photographie pour montrer des choses que peu d'objectifs avaient jusque là regardées. Il s'attache au détail d'un cadre, à une devanture de magasin, à des arbres, et perçoit des formes, des couleurs, des ensembles de lignes dont la simplicité - voire l'épure - font la beauté.

Un livre qui ouvre les yeux et nous apprend à regarder !

 

Dans un petit fascicule, on retrouve les essais de Luigi Ghirri et Gianni Berengo Gardin de l'édition originale, accompagnés d'un nouvel essai de Francesco Zanot.

 

104 pages - Couverture souple

Mack, 2012

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Ghirri, Luigi

Luigi Ghirri was an Italian photographer, deceased prematurely at the age of 49 in 1992. A self-taught photographer, he mostly worked in the public space and documented the Italy of the 1970s & 1980s, in color. Many of the books published during his lifetime, including the first one "Kodachrome" (1978) -and all the ones in the French language- were published by Contrejour, a publishing house created and managed by his long-time friend and photographer Claude Nori. Claude Nori published a tribute photobook to his friend titled "Luigi Ghirri l'amico infinito" in 2019. MACK are-published "Kodachrome" in 2012, then published several other photobooks of the works of Ghirri, including "The Map and the Territory" / "Cartes et Territoires" for an exhibition at Jeu de Paume, Paris (2018), "Per Strada" (2018) and "Colazione sull'Erba" (2019) and a book of texts; "The Complete Essays 1973–1991" (2016). © Portrait by Claude Nori, in the book "Ghirri, l'amico infinito"
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