Published by La Fábrica. Introduction by Giovanna Calvenzi. Text by Ramón Esparza. Interview by Stefano Boeri, Emilia Giorgi.
Italian photographer Gabriele Basilico (1944–2013) is best known for his photographs of industrial and postindustrial sites. This volume focuses on contemporary ruins and the oscillation between urban space and natural space in cities.
Published by Skira. Edited by Walter Guadagnini. Contributions by Giovanna Calvenzi.
With over 150 photographs, this publication covers the main themes in the body of work of Gabriele Basilico (Milan, 1944–2013), in particular his relationship with cities and urban landscapes. Beginning with the Milano: Ritratti di fabbriche cycle from the late 1970s, this book follows the evolution of Basilico’s artistic language from his legendary pictures taken in France and in major ports across Europe in the 1980s to the 1991 series devoted to Beirut, which had just left behind its long civil war, up to his final work on the renewal of the Porta Nuova district in Milan. The main core of works in this publication consists of the fifty portraits of cities which the artist took over the course of his career: Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Moscow, San Francisco, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, and Shanghai intermingle and dialogue through Basilico’s impassioned and contemplative gaze. He was able to interpret the passage of time, transformations in architecture, and unexpected analogies in an endless journey across the bodies of cities.
Former director of the Galleria Civica in Modena, Walter Guadagnini is a curator and professor of History of Contemporary Art at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna. Since 1985, Giovanna Calvenzi has worked as a photo-editor and also collaborates with various Italian magazines. In 1998, she was artistic director of Rencontres de la Photographie at Arles, and in 2014 she was artistic representative of the Mois de la Photo in Paris.
Published by Charta/Jarach Gallery. Conversation with Giovanna Calvenzi, Massimo Vitali, Gabriele Basilico, Alberto Bianda.
Dance so strongly signals freedom that at the end of the Second World War, American soldiers immediately transformed the big warehouse of Campo San Fantin in Venice into a disco, and celebrated the end of conflict by dancing all night long. In his Dancing Emilia series, Gabriele Basilico--who is well known for his Becher-esque photographs of the urban landscape--looked at the changing face of Italians in the late 70s through their dancing habits. Two decades years later, Massimo Vitali, who had previously been focused on large-scale overviews of crowded Italian beaches, also trained his lens on dancers. Gathered together for the first time, this collection is not only an intriguing survey of key works from these two important photographers, but an engrossing social history on how Italians get down--from the bellbottoms and silk shirts at 70s discos to the sweaty masses at 90s raves.
PUBLISHER Charta/Jarach Gallery
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.5 x 10.25 in. / 96 pgs / 81color .
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/1/2008 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2008 p. 196
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881586615TRADE List Price: $34.95 CDN $40.00
Published by Skira. Edited by Sandra Phillips, Filippo Maggia.
This large format book explores, in more than 100 black & white images, the “phenomenon” called Silicon Valley. Gabriele Basilico’s background in both photography and architecture qualify him particularly for this look at both the landscape and buildings of this region. Published on the occasion of the Gabriele Basilico exhibition at MoMA San Francisco (January 2008), this catalogue also includes 70 never-before-published photographs of San Francisco. An introductory essay by Sandra Philips explores his work.
Gabriele Basilico, born in Milan in 1944, first studied architecture, a discipline reflected in his photography. His landscapes avoid human presence and explore the complex interrelationships between built environments and natural ones. Filippo Maggia lives and works between Milan and Turin and collaborates with art journals both in Italy and abroad. He has curated more than 50 group and solo exhibitions and teaches Contemporary History of Photography and Design at the European Institute of Design in Turin. Since 2006 he has been Photography Editor at Skira. In 2007 he received a visiting fellowship from the Royal College of Art in London.
Published by Charta. Photographs by Gabriele Basilico.
Part of an ongoing series of publications by Italian photographers commissioned to photograph new residential neighborhoods in the city of Bolzano, this book features the impressive large-format black-and-white photographs of Gabriele Basilico.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 9 x 6.7 in. / 112 pgs / 46 duotone.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/2/2000 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2000
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881582891TRADE List Price: $29.95 CDN $35.00