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Andrea Garuti

Views

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An unprecedent interpretation of contemporary cityscape. Text by Gianluca Marziani and Andrea Salvatici.


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Views is the first book by photographer and architect Andrea Garuti, It gives us an unprecedented interpretation of contemporary cityscape through numerous panoramic shots of cities worldwide: 50 plates telling...

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  • ISBN: 9788889431696
  • Language: English / Italian
  • Pages: 120
  • Illustrations: 50
  • Binding: Hardbound
  • Release: Spring 2007
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Views is the first book by photographer and architect Andrea Garuti, It gives us an unprecedented interpretation of contemporary cityscape through numerous panoramic shots of cities worldwide: 50 plates telling the story of 9 great metropolises from New York to Tokyo, Havana to Moscow. The images are introduced in texts by contemporary art critic Gianluca Marziani and Andrea Salvatici, poet and playwright. Garuti’s specific cipher is reinterpretation of the classical vision of the frame: he frees his images from the uniqueness of the moment seized by the shot, then freezes a multiplicity of times in the photo. So the resulting image is deconstructed into a kaleidoscope of possible moments and emotions, where the details constitute the whole but also exist as moments in themselves. The book presents a selection of architectonic and urban views shot between 2003 and 2006. The places are very well known indeed, perhaps even trite (the dilapidated buildings of Havana or Moscow’s Red Square) but Garuti nonetheless makes them special with a masterful technique of decomposition carried out at the printing phase, without recourse to digital retouching. Garuti stratifies the cityscape and multiplies its contents to guide the eye towards that anonymity made of glass, iron and cement which today constitutes an actual aesthetic category: the non-place. Andrea Garuti, born in Florence in 1965, took up photography at the age of 13 under the guidance of his father, a photographer of architecture. From the mid 90’s onwards he alternated commissions from big multinationals (Etro, Fay, Champion, Wind, Vodafone) with photojournalism for magazines such as Elle, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Case da Abitare, Elle Decor, Amica, Io Donna and Vogue. In 2006 he held his first solo exhibition, Urbe tremula, at the Romberg arte spaces in Rome.

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  • Description

    Views is the first book by photographer and architect Andrea Garuti, It gives us an unprecedented interpretation of contemporary cityscape through numerous panoramic shots of cities worldwide: 50 plates telling the story of 9 great metropolises from New York to Tokyo, Havana to Moscow. The images are introduced in texts by contemporary art critic Gianluca Marziani and Andrea Salvatici, poet and playwright. Garuti’s specific cipher is reinterpretation of the classical vision of the frame: he frees his images from the uniqueness of the moment seized by the shot, then freezes a multiplicity of times in the photo. So the resulting image is deconstructed into a kaleidoscope of possible moments and emotions, where the details constitute the whole but also exist as moments in themselves. The book presents a selection of architectonic and urban views shot between 2003 and 2006. The places are very well known indeed, perhaps even trite (the dilapidated buildings of Havana or Moscow’s Red Square) but Garuti nonetheless makes them special with a masterful technique of decomposition carried out at the printing phase, without recourse to digital retouching. Garuti stratifies the cityscape and multiplies its contents to guide the eye towards that anonymity made of glass, iron and cement which today constitutes an actual aesthetic category: the non-place. Andrea Garuti, born in Florence in 1965, took up photography at the age of 13 under the guidance of his father, a photographer of architecture. From the mid 90’s onwards he alternated commissions from big multinationals (Etro, Fay, Champion, Wind, Vodafone) with photojournalism for magazines such as Elle, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Case da Abitare, Elle Decor, Amica, Io Donna and Vogue. In 2006 he held his first solo exhibition, Urbe tremula, at the Romberg arte spaces in Rome.


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    Shipments are made worldwide by express courier.

    Delivery is expected within 7 working days after registration of payment.

    Shipping costs vary depending on the weight of the shipment and the country of destination, and are calculated automatically when the order is placed.


  • Return and refund

    Pursuant to Article 5 of Legislative Decree No. 185 of 22 May 1999, if the customer is a consumer (i.e. a natural person who purchases goods for purposes not related to his or her professional activity, or who makes a purchase by omitting a VAT number from the order form), he or she has the right to withdraw from the purchase contract for any reason whatsoever, without the need to provide explanations and without any penalty, within 14 working days from the day of receipt of the goods.

    The right of withdrawal shall be exercised by sending, within the aforementioned term, a written notice to the geographical address of the supplier's registered office by means of a registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt. The communication may also be sent, again within the same deadline, by means of a PEC or facsimile.
    The consumer shall enclose with the communication all the references of the order (order date, order number, precise references identifying the party concerned, company or private individual.
    The goods you wish to return must be undamaged and in their original packaging.

    The consumer must also supplement the communication with his or her complete bank details in order to obtain reimbursement of the sums paid (current account number, ABI and CAB, CIN code; for foreign countries, the BIC and IBAN codes), which will be carried out as quickly as possible and in any case within fourteen days of the date on which the supplier became aware of the consumer's exercise of the right of withdrawal. As the only charge for exercising the right of withdrawal, the consumer shall bear the direct cost of returning the goods. In the case of payment by credit card, the sums shall be returned net of bank commission charges (2.5%).

    In the event of a dispute, reference will be made to the competent court.