Bandini Books 3 Publications in Random Order
MAISON VOITURE CHIEN FLEURS
240 pages, 432 grams, four inks, four motifs, House, Car, Dog, Flowers. A few digits, four words and there you have it, Elvire Bonduelle’s new book. This time again it will be a question of happiness and mechanics. As we flip through the pages a strong hypnotic domestic procession takes place. The wouaf wouaf of the Dobermann, the clic-clac of the Velux and the vroum vroum of the Alpha Romeo preceding and repeating each other, yet they are never alike. This book could have been called Groundhog Day, yet it doesn’t, its title is: Maison Voiture Chien Fleurs.
An image packed paper brick without a single line of text!
Between 1960 and 1980 thirty-five automatic garage buildings where built in São Paulo’s downtown district. Garagem Automática was created from the encounter with this mechanical body, the machine that stores machines. The book invites us to travel through this space and its atmosphere, an imagined parallel chamber, inhabited by the traces of time, use and the machines that operate its interior.
Camila San Pedro
I met Camila while she was working at one of those orchid shops down by 9th street and San Pedro. Soon after I took her portrait, she left. For the next two weeks, I would come back looking for her.
Los Angeles, 2017