Item description for Francesco Nonino: Atmospheres (Collana) by Francesco Nonino...
Francesco Nonino's Atmosphere shows us a spectacular series of clouds, that hang over tiny, but extremely detailed landscapes crowded with minute traces of the human presence. Buildings, roads, and people appear as dimensional references emphasizing the grandeur of the sky. The caption of each image reports the scientific name of the appearing cloud, thereby creating an intriguing mix of science and art, reason and emotion.This bok is part of a new series on young photographers called . Foreword by Annie Leibovitz and Sally Mann. Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in./100 pgs / 46 b&w.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.5" Width: 9.7" Height: 0.6" Weight: 2.3 lbs.
Release Date Aug 15, 2005
ISBN 8889431342 ISBN13 9788889431344
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contemporary Italian artist's sharp photographs of skies and clouds Sep 7, 2005
Valtorta titles her introductory essay aptly "The Skies of the Land." In Nonino's photographs--38 of them shown full-page on right-hand pages with titles on facing left-hand pages--the land has an inextricable connection to the sky; but not one of possession. Rather, the title means more something like the "lord of the land." For without the enveloping, expansive skies of the sharply-focused photographs, the persons, activities, buildings, and other parts of the scenes would not be. Despite the sharpness of the variously simple or multi-part foregrounds, the viewer's eye is drawn to the sky of each photograph. The sky dwarfs even mountain ranges in the background. The titles of the photographs are scientific names for the clouds in the skies; Cirrus fibratus, Cumulus mediocris, etc. The scientific preciseness of the photograph's titles and their clarity suggests no interpretation of them, no particular way of seeing them. It is by one's eye searching through them--attracted by the details which stand out, the cloud formations, and the endlessness of the sky--that one comes to an awareness of the "atmospheres" enveloping and pervading human life on earth. This is the first collection of Nonino's photography; which has been shown in solo and group exhibitions mostly in Italy and is a part of collections in Italy and France.