The Beautiful Cliché.
Photographs by Renato D'Agostin.
Silvana Editoriale, 2011. 112 pp., illustrated throughout, 9¼x13".
Signed copies available!
Finally a book on Venice without gondolette, silvery reflections, romantic glimpses of canals and bridges and everything else that provides the perfect tourist measure for selling a city known as “the most beautiful in the world.” D'Agostin's eye is certainly more sensitive than the emulsion or apparatus of his camera, and this is a crucial talent in the field of photography
- Italo Zannier
Renato D'Agostin's work explores possibilities of a different sort: it unveils the best known architectural sites of Venice, such as St Mark's Square, by making them the object of a striking primary analysis, whereby the outlines of the architectural volumes fade away without losing their weight; space is made the object of endless interpretations, yet all reflecting the author's vision; the details of the buildings necessarily point to the whole structures; the lagoon horizon is traced by the ideal profiles of the islands and by the dots of the mooring posts, without being conditioned by them. This is not simply a book of photographs, then, but a collection of possible “visions” of the city.
- Renata Codello, Superintendent for the Cultural Heritage and Landscape of Venice and the Lagoon
Clothbound with specially designed slipcase box.
Edition: 5 subjects available. Each subject in edition of 10 signed and numbered 8×10 inch Silver Gelatin Print
Each print signed, numbered and dated in pencil on the recto by the artist.
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