Mack Books, 2019. 4to in stiff wraps as issued. 176 pages, illustrated in color throughout. New copy.
In Colazione sull’Erba (“Breakfast on the Grass” after Manet) Ghirri brings together photographs made between 1972 and 1974 on the outskirts of Modena. The interplay of nature and artifice in the man-made environment; the symmetries of cypress trees, well-kept lawns, the personalising touch of plants in pots, palm trees and cacti with their often comical promise of somewhere else.