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Reactions to Light Strings: Impressions of the Guitar by Ralph Gibson and Andy Summers

Light Strings: Impressions of the GuitarLight Strings: Impressions of the Guitar by Ralph Gibson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Inessential. There’s no doubting the collaborators’ passion for the guitar, and I’m impressed by Andy Summers’ knowledge of the musical and technological history of the instrument. But a large proportion of the photographs are uninteresting – the sort of “art” photography anyone might do – and not particularly illustrative of the points in the accompanying text. Summers in his text and Gibson in his photos also try to make too much of the “female form” of the guitar – stating and photographing it much more often and explicitly than required to make the point.

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