Guido Guidi: In Sardegna: 1974, 2011 (Mack Books, 2019)

Guido Guidi (b. 1941, Cesena, Italy) lives and works in Cesena. His work, spanning over more than 40 years, has focused on rural and suburban landscapes in Italy and Europe.

In the 1960s he attended IUAV University of Architecture and the Industrial Design School in Venice. Since 1989 he has taught Photography at the Accademia di Belle Arti (School of Fine Arts) in Ravenna. Since 2001 he has been visiting professor at the Design and Art Department of IUAV in Venice.

He has exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum and Whitney Museum in New York, at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, at the Venice Biennale and at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montréal.

This work accompanies the exhibition Guido Guidi – IN SARDEGNA: 1974, 2011 at the MAN Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro ( Friday 21 June to Sunday 20 October 2019).


These two volumes encompass the complete evolution of the work of the renowned Italian photographer, Guido Guidi. Made in Sardinia on two trips separated by forty years, the two books not only mark the stylistic development in the work of Guidi but also the historical shifts and changes on the remote island.

The first trip was on Guidi’s honeymoon in 1974, and with a Nikon F and a FIAT 127 he made a series of black and white photographs which reflect the social and political climate of Sardinia in the post-sixties era. The second visit, in 2011, involved 3 cameras – a Hasselblad, a Deardorff 8×10 and a digital Canon – and the now well-known Guidi palette of tender, almost resigned colour.

Publisher’s Info

Publisher: Mack Books

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