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GABRIELE BASILICO
Francesco Bonami

Phaidon Press, 2005
Hardcover
128 pages
Fully illustrated in b + w
ISBN: 0714845671

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Gabriele Basilico is one of the most important contemporary Italian photographers. Coming from the long-established tradition of lanscape art, his is an idiosyncratic representation of architecture and landscape. His photographs of cityscapes, residential buildings and factories seem to deny the presence of the artist and ask viewers to form their own conclusions about relationships between structures, and between structures and landscape. Stripping bare the urban context of any human activity, his work transcends mere instances and seeks to reveal the very essence of place and of our relationship with it.

 

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