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Pages: 208 (apx.)
Images: 100 (apx.)
Size: 30 x 40 cm
Matador’s new stop, which this year corresponds to the letter T, is the classical world. An important group of intellectuals, artists, philosophers and thinkers analyse the validity of classical ideas and canons in today’s society. A true beauty.
The historians Salvatore Settis, Georges Didi-Huberman and Francisco Calvo Serraller define classical concepts today. The politician and thinker Ángel Gabilondo, the actor and playwright Andrés Lima and the philosophers Juan Barja and Patxi Lanceros reflect upon mythological figures and their reflex on our relationships. A selection of classic text excerpts comprising works by Italo Calvino, Marshall Berman and Goethe.
From the perspective of image and art, great visual portfolios accompany these texts. The Italian photographer Luigi Spina immortalises the beautiful bronze statues of Villa Papiri. The great José Guerrero offers up a poetical vision of Rome through the different architectural layers that were hidden. Markus Brunetti shows a visual tour around sacred European architecture, with in his still-in-progress work Façades. And the decay of classical ruins contrasts with twenty-first-century life in Alfred Seiland’s photographs.
Finally, Miguel Zugaza has written for Matador T a dossier on “the modern eternal”, a selection of contemporary works that have already become classics. From Picasso to Cristina Iglesias, Joyce and Chaplin.