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Gianfranco Sanguinetti 2011

Miroslav Tichý: Les formes du vrai/Forms of truth

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Author: Gianfranco Sanguinetti
Publisher: Kant
Language: English, français
Release year: 2011

Like the Prague exhibition that provided the opportunity to publish it, this book is the 'explosive' result of the meeting between two personalities with a heretical reputation: the great photographer Miroslav Tichý and the former situationist Gianfranco Sanguinetti. Both are better known internationally than they are in the Czech Republic.

Their paths were destined to cross - simply for the originality and radical nature of their approach to life. Tichý's work inspired Sanguinetti to make critical and riveting insights into the art of our age. While his comments may fuel polemical debate, they cannot leave the reader indifferent.

The photographs by Tichý that are being presented for the first time in this book and at the City Gallery Prague represent a strict selection that prioritizes the eloquence of symbols that pervade Tichý's work and which are, according to Sanguinetti, the key to his art.