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Respira is the second chapter of the series of photogravures in three books.

This work is a reflection on men that become awares of being part of nature.


RESPIRA consists of:

1 canvas and cardboard hardcover folder color

sugar paper and orange, 25 copies, numbered and signed: the

folder contains 3 polymer photogravures by Valentino Barachini numbered and signed and 1 etching by Massimo Dell'Innocenti numbered and signed;

1 booklet in 12 pages photos and drawing, three poems + 1 extra-book text.


Closed book dimensions: 28,5 x 33 cm.

The photogravures are printed on a pure cotton paper 30 x 25 cm.

Photogravure's plate dimensions: 12 x 15 cm

Languages: italian, english.


Design, photos and handcrafted realization of each part by Valentino Barachini.

Texts and copywriting by Matilde V. Laricchia.

English translation by Massimiliano Barachini.


These polymer photogravures have been realized by the ancient photomechanical process that transfers the photographic negative on a zinc plate, thus producing an incision in relief whence is printed the photo. The photogravures were pulled by hand in 25 copies on pure cotton paper Rosaspina Fabriano.