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As a wonderful coffee table book this week, we recommend 'Petrus' by Francesca Catastini, appearing at Kehrer Publishing. This at first glance seemingly incoherent collection of photos of beautiful objects opens up a second perspective when you read the intention of the photographer. Francesca Catastini (*1982) studied Photography and Visual Design (MA) at the NABA in Milan and has already exhibited internationally. We bring you a sneak peek at the book here on GoSee, and more is available on Vimeo.
“Petrus reflects on a certain rhetoric of masculinity in Western culture.” says Kehrer Publishing, and continues: “It is about the human drive to define ourselves and the world through a definite form. Form is never stable though. It is the ever-changing result of a never-ending tension between forces pushing from within and pressures coming from without. Through a cynical, tender, and arbitrary analysis of what probably cannot be sliced and diced, Francesca Catastini plays with...