Gabriele Basilico

I listen to your heart, city


With over 150 photographs, this publication covers the main themes in the body of work of Gabriele Basilico (Milan, 1944-2013), and in particular his relationship with cities and urban landscapes.

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ISBN: 9788857231310 Category:

Walter Guadagnini


Beginning with the Milano. Ritratti di fabbriche cycle from the late 1970s, this book follows the evolution of Basilico’s artistic language – amidst documentary rigor and subjective interpretation – from his legendary pictures taken in France and in major ports across Europe in the 1980s to the 1991 series devoted to Beirut which had just left behind its long civil war, up to his final work on the renewal of the Porta Nuova district in Milan. The main core of works in this publication consists of the 50 portraits of cities which the artist took over the course of his career: Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Moscow, San Francisco, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, and Shanghai intermingle and dialogue through Basilico’s impassioned and contemplative gaze. He was able to interpret the passage of time, transformations in architecture, unexpected analogies, in an endless journey across the bodies of cities.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 26 x 26 cm
Publisher name Skira Editore S.p.A
Publication date 1 December 2016
Number of pages 176
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Walter Guadagnini, Contributions by Giovanna Calvenzi
Dimensions 26 x 26 cm
Weight 300 g