My photo-book of the week: The Beautiful Cliché by Renato D’Agostin.

“Finally a book on Venice without gondolette, silvery reflections, romantic glimpses of canals and bridges and everything else that provides the perfect tourist measure for selling a city known as ‘the most beautiful in the world.’ D’Agostin’s eye is certainly more sensitive than the emulsion or apparatus of his camera, and this is a crucial talent in the field of photography” Italo Zannier

Find out more about the book here.

Photographed in mc2 gallery, Milan, who represent Renato’s work.

Piazza del Duomo (“Cathedral Square”), Milan, Italy, January 29 2013 © Simon Roberts.

An exhibition of Pierdom, curated by Claudio Composti, will be on show at MC2 Gallery in Milan, Italy, from 30 January 2013 – 22 February 2013. A small selection of

prints from XXX Olympiad will also be exhibited.

For more information, visit the gallery’s website here.

An associated exhibition of We English prints will be on show during the same period at Phos cultural centre in Torino, Italy. For details visit their website here.