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Description - Paolo Roversi by Paolo Roversi

Paolo Roversi is known internationally for his romantic, intense, and ethereal fashion images and portraits - images that quiver on the edge of their own seemingly fragile existence. A typical Roversi photograph appears as if captured in the process - it develops on the page right before our very eyes or, depending on your perspective, might simply vanish into the ether. Since 1980, Roversi has worked primarily in 8-by-10 Polaroid, and rarely on location. "Studio" is a milestone in his burgeoning bibliography. The book, designed as a series of gatefolds, appears to be a collection of empty pages at first glance. The experience of looking is akin to that of peeling away the leaves of a Polaroid - out of the blackness, an image is revealed as if by magic. The images collected here - a self-portrait of the artist and a portrait of the place that stands at the center of his work - represent nearly two decades of work and are a mix of both the published and the highly personal: landscapes, portraits, fashion images, and photos of the studio itself.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783865211644
ISBN-10: 386521164X
Format: Hardback
(330mm x 300mm x mm)
Pages: 120
Imprint: Steidl Verlag
Publisher: Steidl Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: Germany

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Author Biography - Paolo Roversi

Paolo Roversi was born in 1947 in Italy. His photographs have appeared in numerous publications including French and Italian Vogue. He lives and works in Paris.