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Presentation by Humboldt Books:

" In 1976, Gabriele Basilico was in Rimini for a project on the Grand Hotel. It was here that he met a number of artists who were performing at the Lady Godiva, the next-door nightclub. Intrigued, he shot a few photographs and was struck by the willingness of the artists to pose for him.

In the meantime, the sun was setting on the revue genre, while many of the venues were being turned into adult film theatres. Perhaps as a way of testifying to the swansong of that world, or perhaps because he had been struck by the humanity of those artists (strippers, magicians and clowns), Basilico started photographing theatres and nightclubs around Milan. The idea was to make a book out of his images, but it didn’t come to pass and was ultimately forgotten about.

In 2020, that box of photographs came to light: an unseen work adding a new element to the work of the Milanese photographer. In these shots in black and white, Basilico shines through as a great photographer in a field which is not his own. There is no sense of melancholy in the reportage, but if anything, the pride, freedom and cheer of a group of artists at work. "

Texts in Italian and English.

112 pages - Softcover

Humboldt Books, 2021

Format : 22.5 x 26.2

New - Mint condition

$28.61

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 )
  • Publisher's presentation: "In the summer of 1970, Gabriele Basilico set off from Milan in a Fiat 124, nominally heading for Kabul. The journey towards India was a rite of passage for the flower children generation, and Basilico had plans to take a series of photos to then sell on to some magazine. The journey didn’t quite turn out as planned, but in his...

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  • 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,...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "This is the first complete monograph dedicated to the work of the Italian photographer Gabriele Basilico, who is recognised internationally as one of the most important contemporary landscape photographers. With more than 300 photographs included – from Glasgow to Tel-Aviv, from Milan to Beirut – it is a comprehensive overview...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "In the summer of 1970, Gabriele Basilico set off from Milan in a Fiat 124, nominally heading for Kabul. The journey towards India was a rite of passage for the flower children generation, and Basilico had plans to take a series of photos to then sell on to some magazine. The journey didn’t quite turn out as planned, but in his...

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