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Guidi, Guido MACK, 2018. 3 volume softcover set with bilingual booklet in card slipcase. First Edition, First Printing. 12" 9.5 inches. 464 pages with numerous color photographic images throughou offering Guidi's photographs made from 1980 to 1994, along the Via Emilia -- an ancient Italian road connecting Milan with the Adriatic Sea that passes close to Guidi's home. SIGNED by Guido Guidi on the title page of volume 1. BOOK CONDITION: Near Fine (all 3 volumes); solid, tight, clean with a slight abrasion along top joint of volume 2 and light rubbing to extremities, hints of soiling, housed in a Near Fine slim card slipcase with a 2 inch closed tear to top fore edge/corner and a smaller 1/4 inch closed tear to lower front fore edge/corner. The subject is the Via Emilia, a Roman road connecting Milan to the Adriatic Sea. To this day, the Via Emilia is the territorial backbone of the Southern tier of the PoValley, running through mid-size cities such as Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna, Forlì, and Rimini. Using a 8x10 inch camera, Guidi focuses his lens on the "interstices" between cities rather than on historical centres. He explores the rich palimpsest of signs in the landscape built from centuries of residential, agricultural, industrial, and commercial activity.Guidi's project on the Via Emilia began in the environs of his hometown, Cesena. For the Italian artist, to photograph everyday landscapes is to acknowledge the importance of the vernacular, but also to break free of one's own stereotypes, ideas, and constraints.
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Out of the Shadows [SIGNED – 2019 1ST EDITION & 1ST PRINTING – FINE]

Leatherdale, Marcus Acc Art Books, 2019. Hardcover with tipped in image to front cover. First Edition, First Printing. 120 pages with nuerous black & white photographic images throughout. SIGNED on the title page by Marcus Leatherdale and Claudia Summers (who wrote the introduction). BOOK CONDITON: Fine/As New. SIGNED Photographs documenting the exploding Downtown art and performance scene of 1980s New York- Features portraits of Andy Warhol, Madonna, Kathy Acker, Divine and more- A nostalgic, thought-provoking treat for any Eighties enthusiastHindsight may twist our memories, but a photograph never lies. It tells us precisely what a photographer sees - and there was little Leatherdale didn't see of the Eighties New York art scene. Leatherdale's anthology is flush with intimate shots of the 1980s In Crowd, paying homage to a past generation of celebrities. Each shot captures a fragment of the city's vibrant bohemia. The young subjects who stand before Leatherdale's camera think themselves immortal, ageless. And in a sense, they were right. While their limelight might've faded, and many of these beloved icons - Warhol, Tina Chow, Keith Haring, John Sex and International Chrysis, to name a few - have passed away, the legendary glamor of the Eighties lives on. Leatherdale's photography acknowledges this. However, it also encourages us to question how much of our Eighties-obsession is based on a fantasy. Do we long for the past to avoid our fears of a precarious future? After all, as a twenty-something who snapped photos just to get by, Leatherdale had no idea that he was chronicling an era soon to face extinction. Provoking and intense, this collection investigates the very nature of nostalgia.