Viaggio in Italia (Journey in Italy). Edited by Luigi Ghirri, Gianni Leone, and Enzo Velati. Photographs by Ghirri, Gabriele Basilico, Mimmo Jodice, Guido Guidi, Mario Cresci, Robert Salbiati, Olivo Barbieri, Vincenzo Castella, John Chiaromontes and others. Introduction by Arturo Carlo Quintavalle. Il Quadrante, Alessandrio, Italy, 1984. 131 pp. Small quarto. First edition. Stiff illustrated wrappers. Color and black-and-white reproductions.
Catalogue for a seminal 1984 exhibition whose influence cannot be understated. Curated by Luigi Ghirri, Gianni Leone, and Enzo Velati, it featured work by twenty photographers including Ghirri, Gabriele Basilico, Guido Guidi and Claude Nori. The show and accompanying book might be compared to New Topographics, in that it became a sort of manifesto for a new 'Italian school of landscape', which, like that 'movement' sought to subvert traditional, romanticized notions of the landscape and its representation. Incredibly scarce and highly recommended!
Fine-; light tanning and edge wear.