Book Corner #34: Juan Gatti Photo Graphics

Artistic directors have the professional advantage of remaining anonymous for most viewers of their work, while the best of the bunch enjoy the recognition of their peers and photographer and editor colleagues. 

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Juan Gatti is known only to connoisseurs of Spanish movie poster and sleeve art from the 1980s onwards. These two retrospective books are a moving tribute to Gatti’s work with Almodovar, Miguel Bosé, the Elite agency logo, various fragrances and Peter Lindbergh’s photography books. The first volume is dedicated to his work as an artistic director and the second to his photography. Gatti’s signature style can be traced back to the rehashed European aesthetic he grew up with in his native Argentina, which he was to re-import to modern-day Spain and beyond.

"Juan Gatti Photo Graphics", Juan Gatti, 2011, 620 p. Published by La Fabrica, Madrid.
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