Published by Silvana Editoriale. Text by Mauro Pala, Walter Guadagnini, Roberto Puggioni.
This luscious volume presents 70 color photographs of America imbued with both clarity and nostalgia. Italian photographer Luca Campigotto (born 1962) takes us from the canyons, deserts and coal-mining ghost towns of the American West to Idaho’s large auto cemeteries, to the Bronx and other industrial fringes of New York City, to a town in Montana whose brick architecture is reminiscent of Edward Hopper’s paintings. The solitude of the wild frontier and the distance of the urban periphery alternate between dazzling daytime lights and mysterious nocturnes. Each photo is accompanied by short poetic notes—a journey of personal memories which echo literary and cinematographic works—serving as an evocation of some American topoi, above all, the timeless myth of “on the road” traveling. The afterword by Mauro Pala, a professor of comparative literature, explores the ancient relationship that binds American literature to great landscape photography.
Luca Campigotto’s (born 1962) journey through China begins with a search for a mythical past and arrives at the chaotic present of the megacity phenomenon. The photographs collected in Iconic China present an image of the soul of a country in which extraordinary futuristic skylines blend with structures and traditions that stretch back thousands of years: the silences and the remoteness of the Great Wall, the archaeological miracle of the terracotta army, the ancient quietude of the rivers in the south, the dazzling whirlwind of unstoppable urbanization. In Campigotto’s large-format images, the contemplative look of 19th-century photography comes to terms with the contemporary world and the colors of the urban night. The precision of his compositions—always imbued with references to painting and cinema—and his skillful use of light, bring order to the vastness and complexity of the scene.
Published by Silvana Editoriale. Text by Franco Marini, Anna Villari, Lyle Rexer, Mario Isnenghi, Gustavo Pietropolli Charmet, Marco Meneguzzo, Luca Campigotto.
In Theaters of War, Italian photographer Luca Campigotto (born 1962) presents research on World War I, on the occasion of its 100th anniversary. Campigotto's pictures reveal not only the physical traces preserved by nature, but also the lingering emotional effects and trauma of the war.
PUBLISHER Silvana Editoriale
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 13.5 x 11 in. / 152 pgs / 80 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/23/2015 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2015 p. 199
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788836629237FLAT40 List Price: $70.00 CDN $92.50
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Luca Campigotto (born 1962) has been photographing dramatic natural settings since the 1980s, from the indian deserts to the white vistas of Lapland, and historical sites from Angkor to Easter Island. Gotham City presents the photographs Campigotto has taken in and of New York. This is a Gotham City reconstructed from memory, often infused with a glassy light and an atmosphere sometimes glowing with vivid colors, other times wrapped in muted hues. It is a sentimental journey in the Big Apple of our imagination, from the East River bridges to the Empire State Building, from the Guggenheim Museum to Canal Street, from Times Square to the old docks of Brooklyn, each shimmering image looking like the backdrop for a movie or comic book. The limited edition of Gotham City includes a signed and numbered print.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Walter Guadagnini.
Italian photographer Luca Campigotto (born 1962) portrays intensely dramatic landscapes--from the Straits of Magellan to the plains of Patagonia, from Morocco to the Strada degli Eroi Pass on Monte Pasubio, from the Easter Islands to the glaciers in Sarek National Park in Lapland--and reconceives for our times nature's capacity to overwhelm the human scale.