Cinque Viaggi (1990-98) by Guido Guidi. First MACK edition (2021). First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. Signed by Guido Guidi to a dedicated slip glued into the inside back cover. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Cinque Viaggi (1990-98)
So between 1990 and 1998, Guido Guidi made five separate trips to Milan and its surrounding areas. Cinque viaggi brings together the photographs made there, forming an investigation of one city and its peripheries in the throes of economic as well as social transformation. As Guidi follows the canal from out in the suburbs toward the city centre, his attention and visual language move from the vernacular then to the metropolitan. From wider horizontal views to vertical ‘cuts’ in the urban fabric, from entire buildings and scenes to glimpsed façades and doorways.
Along the way, we also encounter inhabitants: a group of young men gathered in a Pasolini-like scene on a bridge in the city’s outskirts; occasional passers-by working, shopping, or stopping to smoke on the city streets; disconnected couples and disparate individuals whose loose citizenship coheres the urban sprawl. Cinque viaggi turns to metropolitan Italy, documenting the dramatic socio-economic changes that have transformed it over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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