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Known By Sight by Leticia Lampert

  • Title: Known By Sight
  • Artist: Leticia Lampert
  • Additional Contributor: Laura del Rey (Publishing coordination), Raquel Dommarco Pedrão (english version), Aline Caixeta Rodrigues (proofreading)
  • Designer: Letícia Lampert
  • Editor: Letícia Lampert and Laura del Rey
  • Imprint: Incompleta
  • Printer: Ideograf, Porto Alegre - Brazil
  • Publication date and place: October 2018; Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Edition: 1000
  • Format, binding: hard cover with matte lamination and dry embossing, concertina-like bookbinding
  • Size: 19cm x 25cm
  • Number of pages and images: 152 pages, 84 images
  • Type of printing and paper: Offset - Alta Alvura Suzano 150gsm
  • Retail price: $35
Book description: “Known by Sight” examines an increasingly frequent situation in the contemporary urban context: apartment buildings with opposite windows way too close. Views that don’t show the city or the landscape, but someone else’s life nearby. Neighbors who don’t formally know each other but can make long descriptions about each other’s daily habits. This work was developed through the contact with dwellers from more than 50 apartments, chosen by chance, in narrow streets from Porto Alegre – Brazil. The idea was to counterpoint views and points of view, always visiting apartments on both sides of the street. The dwellers testimonies were collected in informal chats and complement the images, revealing these unique relationships established in the city.
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