Ugo Mulas. L’operazione fotografica


Marsilio, 2023
Hardcover, 29x 23.7 cm
376 pages, b/w photographs
Italian text

In stock

Among the most important figures of international photography after the Second World War, Ugo Mulas (Pozzolengo, 1928 – Milan, 1973) soon understood, as a self-taught person, that being a photographer meant providing a critical and aware testimony of society.
The volume offers a synthesis capable of providing an overall reading that opens up to the different experiences faced by this extraordinary photographer, transversal to all pre-established genres and capable of delving into different themes in depth. From his beginnings in the suburbs to the Venice Art Biennale, to the Jamaica bar in Brera in Milan. The first experiences with design, fashion and Mila Schön; the world of theater with Giorgio Strehler and the Spoleto Festival; his friendship with Marcel Duchamp and Lucio Fontana; the immense reportage dedicated to the artists Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, to name a few. Portraits of Max Ernst, Giacometti, Mirò, Morandi, Pasolini, and many others. The world of culture and literature, his closeness to Eugenio Montale and the images of him for Ossi di seppia . But also his interest in fashion and advertising, his great trips to Italian cities and around the world (the United States, Russia, Denmark and, of course, Venice) up to his “Verifiche”, a series of thirteen photographic works through which Mulas questions photography itself. The different areas flow within a narrative that unfolds through 14 sections, which collect over 300 images, enriched by the text by Luca Massimo Barbero and the essays by the curators Denis Curti and Alberto Salvadori.

Weight 2 kg


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