Lunario, 1968-1999 by Guido Guidi. First edition. First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. Signed by Guido Guidi to title page. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Lunario, 1968-1999
A project composed across several decades, Guido Guidi’s Lunario takes the name of a traditional farmer’s almanac to bring together several strands of work all relating to the moon. Distortion, experimentation and illusion inform Guidi’s earlier work of the late 1960s and early 1970s, further developed by the introduction of a fish-eye lens. The moon’s physical form also echoes throughout the works: in a woman’s face, or a child’s playing ball caught between light and shadow. Guidi’s barren, lunar landscapes give way in the 1980s to colour photographs, all of which then culminate in the dramatic partial solar-eclipse of August 11, 1999.
Throughout Lunario, Guido Guidi comes back to the moon as a source of stylistic and thematic inspiration: a symbol of melancholy and madness, changeability and a constant reminder of the transience of everyday life.
Guido Guidi was born in Cesena, in 1941 and studied architecture in Venice at the beginning of the sixties. He was influenced by Neorealist film as well as Conceptual art. Guidi then began exploring Italy’s man-made landscapes in the late sixties.
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