In 1977 Pietro Mattioli took portraits in Zurich’s first Punk and New Wave nightclub. Their reduced and austere aesthetics followed a simple formula: the sitters were photographed with a flashlight in front of a neutral background, a fast and immediate look that was as outrageously sensationalist as it was coolly narcissistic. Mattioli created portraits that still look as fresh as if they were taken last night. They are combined with views of modernist housing tracts. Their juxtaposition atmospherically hints at the epochal shifts that took place in the late 1970s, proving that style sometimes indeed does presage the future. The portraits are inside views from the incubator of what would later be hailed as „postmodernism." They are part of the immediate pre-history of the moment celebrated by this once inflationary term that in the meantime has as mysteriously and silently disappeared.
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Book Description Edition Patrick Frey, 2005. Gebundene Ausgabe. Book Condition: Neu. Neu Neuware, meist original eingeschweisst; new item; - 1972 portraitierte der junge Fotograf Pietro Mattioli die Exponenten der Züricher Punk-, New Wave- und Kunstszene mit einfachsten Mitteln: frontal geblitzt, vor einer weissen Wand. Die damals schlicht notwendige Reduktion der Mittel erweist sich nach über 30 Jahren als äusserst fruchtbar. Mattiolis Portraits wirken so frisch und zeitgeistig als seien sie letzte Nacht entstanden. Deutsch. Bookseller Inventory # INF1000031333
Book Description Editions Patrick Frey, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P113905509563