The photographer Chema Madoz suggests three readings for this weekend and he also gives us some of his personal thoughts.
Juan Eduardo Cirlot. Moreno-Ávila Editores, Madrid, 1988
A little book with 88 snapshots, 88 images, 88 doors that allow us to take a peek into a sometimes dark and unsettling universe. The books works like meeting Cirlot for breakfast after a restless night.
La poética del espacio
Gastón Bachelard. Ed, Fondo de Cultura Económica de España, 1993.
Original: La Poetique de l’espace, Gastón Bachelard.
Presses Universitaires de France, 1957
The cuban poet Orlando Gonzalez Esteva recommended this little wonderful book to me, which I am discovering late. It wonderfully reviews all types of spaces; the house, the attic, the drawers, the wardrobes…. it relates the most trivial things to the universal. The gentle and sensitive way in which it approaches the daily life reminds me of “In Praise of Shadows” by Tanizaki.
Albert Renger Patzsch
Ed, Fundación Mapfre, Madrid, 2017.
This book holds the kind of images that once made me understand photography as a way of structuring reality through the eyes. Relentless images, of extraordinary beauty, gathered in Germany during 20s and 30s of the last century, allowing us to discover this delightful work.