イタリアのカラー写真界のパイオニアでもあるルイジ・ギッリ(Luigi Ghirri)の作品集。アーティストのマット・コナーズ(Matt Connors)のキュレーションにより、ニューヨークの「Matthew Marks Gallery」で2020年10月に開催された同名の展覧会に伴い500部限定で刊行。大型の豪華な本書は、実際の展覧会と同じ順序で全29作品を掲載する。序文でコナーズが述べているように、この展覧会と作品集はどちらも「現実は物質で構築されている、それゆえ現実を表現したものもまたそうである」という作者の考え方に焦点を置いている。



Luigi Ghirri, The Idea of Building is a deluxe catalogue, published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name, curated by painter Matt Connors, at Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, in October of 2020. Cloth bound, with a dust jacket, this beautiful and oversized 83 paged book, printed in a limited edition of 500, presents all twenty nine Ghirri photographs featured in the sequence of the original exhibition. Both exhibition and book focus on Ghirri's vision of the material built-ness of reality, and thus of any representations of that reality, as Connors states in the introduction;

"Ghirri was closely aligned with the Conceptual art practices of his time, but his process of re-materialization presents a different path, a counterpoint to his peers’ strategies of dematerialization, though still aimed squarely at reframing the lived-in world. In his photographs — with their repeated and layered conjurings of built structure, supports and surfaces interacting and swapping places, textiles confounding image with surface, landscapes rhyming with architecture, and music and speech made visible —
the immaterial is materialized."

Many of the photos in The Idea of Building are reproduced at actual scale. Also included are twenty images of related, rarely reproduced ephemera from the Ghirri studio. A three image gatefold as well as a poster-sized four page fold out make this a truly unique and bespoke book/object. An essential addition to the Ghirri bibliography.

by Luigi Ghirri

REGULAR PRICE ¥15,400  (tax incl.)

83 pages
310 x 375 mm
limited edition of 500 copies

published by PRE-ECHO