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Basilico is one of the best-known 'documentary' photographers in Europe. He eschews the traditional picturesque forms of landscape imagery to turn his attention the city and the industralized landscape photographed in black and white, with a precision and clarity that is almost alarming. An architect by training, Gabriele Basilico's camera imposes discipline on the buildings on which it focuses - he banishes human life to reveal the life of the building itself.
Basilico travels extensively and in-depth, often working with government bodies to catalogue the appearance of the urban landscape for posterity. He travelled to Berlin in 1990, where he documented the gradual demolition of the Berlin Wall. In 1991 he worked in Beirut, capturing the life and remnants of a city after years of war had taken its toll. Each instance of his work is a unique pictorial record of a particular point in time. He avoids romanticism yet manages to reveal the underlying rhythm and life of the modern urban environment.Specifications:
- Format: Hardback
- Size: 245 x 210 mm (9 5/8 x 8 1/4 in)
- Pages: 128 pp
- ISBN: 9780714845678