Published by Silvana Editoriale. Edited by Angelo Maggi, Italo Zannier.
Giorgio Casali (1913–1995) is a central figure in the history of twentieth-century Italian photography. From 1951 to the mid-1980s, an unbroken reign of three decades, he was the preferred photographer for a select group of the greatest Italian architects and designers. Through his long-term collaboration with the legendary periodical Domus, Casali was witness (and co-creator) to the years in which Italy experienced a fundamental overhaul in its design culture. This landmark volume, prepared with extensive use of materials conserved in the Project Archive at IUAV University, Venice, and supported by in-depth and close critical analysis, approaches the work and legacy of Domus through Casali’s inventive photographic staging. It reproduces all of his covers for the magazine alongside his product and architectural photography, as well as documentary work and portraiture.