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Massimo Vitali: Beach & Disco (Steidl Collectors Books)

Publisher: Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2000
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 3882436468
Condition: Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 112496



First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Lime-green cloth-covered boards with title stamped in black on cover and spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Massimo Vitali. Introduction (in English) by James Lingwood, Essay (in English) by Jon Bird. Conversation with the artist (in French) by Bernard Millet. Includes a biography and bibliography. 144 pp., with four-color plates throughout. 10-3/4 x 11-1/4 inches.


Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (moderate surface wear and wear to the extremities, else Fine).


From the publisher: "From atop a homemade platform 12-to-15-feet high, Massimo Vitali observed and photographed his Italian compatriots on the beach, in the disco, at airports and in shopping malls. In the process he created razor-sharp, detailed photos that consciously borrow from genre painting of the 19th century. Vitali isolates concrete moments in anonymous clusters of people and directs the observer's gaze to diverse slices of reality. Again and again, individual characters and narrative moments evolve out of the coincidental meetings. In capturing and bringing together these fleeting images, Vitali simultaneously delivers sociological findings about the society in which he lives."