Scattered City. Photographs by Gabriele Basilico. Foreword by Angela Madesani. Dialogue with Basilico with participants Yona Friedman; Hans-Ulrich Obrist; Stefano Boeri. Baldini Castoldi Dalai, Milano, 2005. 207 pp. First edition. SIGNED on half-title page. Oblong quarto [12 x 8 1/2; 21 x 30 cm.]. Hardbound. Photo-illustrated boards. No dust jacket as issued. Black-and-white reproductions.
Luoghi dell'esperienza. [The Experience of Places] Photographs by Gabriele Basilico, 1978-1993. Essay by Roberta Valtorta. Galleria Gottardo, Lugano, 1994. 119 pp. Oblong quarto. First edition. SIGNED on front flyleaf and dated '20.08.94.' Stiff printed wrappers. Black-and-white reproductions. Exhibition checklist, bio and bibliography.
Near Fine; some smudging and edge wear to wraps; slight smudge near signature.
Gabriele Basilico died in February of this year. In her Guardian obituary, Amanda Hopkinson wrote that Basilico was, "arguably the best internationally known photographer of urban landscapes. From his early work documenting the coastline of France and the ruins of Beirut following the civil war of the 1980s, through to portraits of Shanghai, Istanbul, Moscow and Rio de Janeiro, and images of former industrial powerhouses now decayed and abandoned, his domain was the relentless decay of the old and the burgeoning new megalopolis....The scholar and curator Francesco Bonami said that, in his urban landscapes, Basilico was 'like a doctor examining a patient who has survived a deadly disease. He observed destruction and at the same time acknowledged the incredible possibilities offered by survival.'" READ MORE