Rene Burri - 77 Strange Sensations

  • Dino Simonett, Switzerland, 1998
  • Hardcover, 72 pages

"Some of Burri's photographs have become popular icons: Che Guevara smoking a cigar, a group of men on the roof of a skyscraper, the architect Le Corbusier at work, etc. But what we really know of Burri's work is only the very tip of the iceberg. Burri spent two years working with Dino Simonett on his immense archives. With a fresh and "four-eyed-view" they rediscovered and re-edited spectacular new and unseen pictures, timeless documents from the fifties to the nineties. This book presents a personal, completely subjective "fountain-of-youth selection" of the black and white work made by Dino Simonett in homage to Burri's sixty-fifth birthday - each photograph capturing and revealing to us at least one "strange sensation". "77 Strange Sensations" is a prelude to the discovery of Reneacute; Burri's marvelous and moving oeuvre. The American writer Barry Gifford is a friend and admirer of Reneacute; Burri's world of pictures. His short story 'the Big Love of Cherry Layne' adds a "strange and sensational" counterpoint to this book." (Magnum website)

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