Havana by Robert Polidori. First edition. First impression. Large format hardback in fine condition. No markings. Pages clean. Binding firm. Jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
No one tells the story of Havana’s remarkable architectural legacy with greater power than Robert Polidori. His large format images provide glimpses of a world where layers of peeling paint reveal layers of time. Polidori first visited Havana in 1997 while on assignment as staff photographer for The New Yorker. He began exploring the city’s dynamic architecture – from the elegant colonial to the exuberant Modern, which appeared arrested in time, reflecting years of economic and political turmoil. He returned four more times, continuing his study of the astonishing range and scale of Havana’s buildings. The results are therefore a remarkable interpretation of the city’s magnificent architectural legacy.
So, Robert Polidori is one of the world’s most acclaimed photographers of human habitats and environments. Creating meticulously detailed, large-format color film photographs, Polidori’s images record a visual citation of both past history and the present times within the confines of a single frame.
Born in Montreal, Polidori then moved to the United States as a child. Polidori began his career in avant-garde film, assisting Jonas Mekas at the Anthology Film Archives in New York, an experience that then critically shaped his approach to photography. While living in Paris in the early 1980s, he began documenting the restoration of Versailles, and has continued over a 30 year period to photograph the ongoing changes.
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