Two Thousand Light Years From Home by Pietro Mattioli

Two Thousand Light Years From Home
by Pietro Mattioli

text by Urs Stahel (English/German)



44 unprocessed pages
Soft-cover / 45 color plates
Letterpress & offset printing / 9 x 12.5 in
edition of 700    
Kodoji Press / 2012


$125



Publisher’s Description: 

Pietro Mattioli's photographs reveal concealed traces of a city. At first sight the photographs show cryptic vertical structures and intricate patterns, deploying their own beauty by being reduced to their complex forms, surfaces and colors. A closer look exposes familiar objects like trees, fences, masts, lattices, stairs or walls. By documenting his nocturnal excursions, Mattioli created a typology of the everyday, that focused on these well-known details, which nobody really spends time to look closer at. Two Thousand Light Years from Home offers this opportunity, although a steady gaze is needed. As the book itself as an object intensifies the alienation by unprocessed pages, that try to divert a quiet look. Two Thousand Light Years from Home presents a selection out of a series of 80 photographs...




Two Thousand Light Years From Home by Pietro Mattioli
Two Thousand Light Years From Home by Pietro Mattioli
Two Thousand Light Years From Home by Pietro Mattioli
Two Thousand Light Years From Home by Pietro Mattioli
Two Thousand Light Years From Home by Pietro Mattioli
 
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