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Landscape with Figures [Hardcover]

Massimo Vitali

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Steidl Verlag; First Edition edition (2 Aug 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3882439122
  • ISBN-13: 978-3882439120
  • Product Dimensions: 2.6 x 38.8 x 30.6 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,900,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With this volume Massimo Vitali enlarges the scope of his survey and includes beaches and discos from all around the world - and beside some skiing resorts and swimming pools. Vitali's large-scale, color images apply a topographical clarity and wealth of detail to the rites and rituals of modern leisure seldom seen before. Perhaps it is his experience of working in both the mediums of photography and film that produces this mixture of recognition and unfamiliarity that shifts the image from documentary realism towards the surreal. Combining the minute detail of view camera photography and the fascination with the world of appearances and their undecidability, Vitali's images share an aesthetic and occasionally specific subject matter with the work of Andreas Gursky, but in his work, figure and environment cohabit the space of the image and there is less of a tendency towards a metaphysical reading.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Love this photographer. 31 Jan 2009
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This photographer is one of my favorites, and the book is very nice. The only thing I will say is that it does not replace needing to see his photos in real life. They are HUGE so it's very hard for a book to capture that. I hope the book inspires to go see the real thing or just reminds you what they were like.
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