Scattered City

@ Basilico, Gabriele



Presentation by Le Point du Jour:

"Au cours des cinquante dernières années, l'espace urbain a connu des transformations sans précédent, et notamment le développement de zones périphériques dans lesquelles la ville traditionnelle se défait.

Scattered City ("La ville dispersée"), réalisé entre 2001 et 2004 à travers le monde, s'attache à rendre visible, dans un environnement apparemment informe, des ruptures et des perspectives. Des buildings modernes, parfois remarquables, voisinent avec des constructions anciennes ou provisoires, et l'architecture devient partie d'un ensemble formé de routes, de rails, de bouts de nature, d'espaces en attente. Du fait de la précision attentive du regard, c'est finalement moins le chaos que la dignité d'une réalité complexe, voire sa beauté inattendue, qu'on éprouve."

A beautiful book, by one of the greatest photographer of architecture and the city.

208 pages - Hardcover, no DJ

Le Point du Jour, 2006

Format : 30 x 21 cm

New - Mint condition

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Basilico, Gabriele

Gabriele Basilico is an Italian photographer, known mostly for his work around cities and cityscapes, urbanism and architecture. He actually studied architecture at the university Politecnico di Milano. Among his important photobooks: "Basilico Berlin" (Thames & Hudson, 2002), "Beirut 1991" (Baldini Castoldi Dalai, 2003), "Scattered City" (Le Point du Jour, 2006). The Italian publishing house Humboldt Books released several small books working from the artist's archive: "Iran 1970" (2015), "Morocco 1971" (2016), "Glasgow 1969" (2017) and "Non Recensiti" (2021). © Portrait taken form the website of The Eye of Photography ( credit : Giorgia Fiorio, Courtesy Studio Gabriele Basilico )
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