George Tatge

Italia Metafisica


Like so many stops on a long journey across our country, Italia Metafisica is a collection of images that George Tatge has made over decades of living and working in Italy-its countryside, its cities, its history, its many transformations.


ISBN: 9788869655951 Category:

Diego Mormorio


Tatge’s eye is attentive, measured, both cultured and passionate. And the Italy that he photographs for us reveals the fascination and mystery of its magnificent and still so fragile equilibrium. “One feels that the meaning of this Italian journey lies in the poetic conviction that the ancient, the modern, and the future coexist as a single, isolated, creative unit, and that the figurative storehouse of the past must be used as a legacy, material to reinvent, perpetually new. This is why the excerpts of cities and landscapes, extracted as if they were expressive words from a famous page to be consigned to the metaphysical enigma of estrangement, effectively summarize George Tatge’s poetic technique: an unconventional aesthete of borderlands, archaeologist of our recent failures, artiere (a term beloved by twentieth century metaphysics) of a reality both imagined and real”.

Additional information

Weight 998 g
Dimensions 30.2 x 24.8 cm
Publisher name Contrasto SRL
Publication date 1 September 2015
Number of pages 120
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by George Tatge, Text by Carlo Sisi
Dimensions 30.2 x 24.8 cm
Weight 998 g