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Günther Förg (born 1952 in Füssen, Germany; died 2013 in Freiburg, Germany).

270 pages; 23 x 28.5 cm.

Collection of photographs taken between 1982 and 1993 of Italian architecture built between 1920 and 1940. Architects include Giuseppe Terragni, Adalberto Libera, Matté Trucco, and Giovanni Muzio.

“Forg’s photographs of Italian architecture of the period 1920-40 is particularly noteworthy when one considers how rarely contemporary artists venture into such a remote area of architectural history using photography as their medium… These are not mere cariacatures of self-important, pathos-laden architecture, but a distinguished and slightly tongue-in-cheek sign of respect for the fine forms without which such photographs would not be possible.”
—Achim Preiß, introduction to Günther Förg: Fotografien 1982-92 (Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 1993).

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