Item description for Gabriele Basilico and Massimo Vitali: Disco to Disco by Massimo Vitali & Gabriele Basilico...
Dance so strongly signals freedom that at the end of the Second World War, American soldiers immediately transformed the big warehouse of Campo San Fantin in Venice into a disco, and celebrated the end of conflict by dancing all night long. In his Dancing Emilia series, Gabriele Basilico--who is well known for his Becher-esque photographs of the urban landscape--looked at the changing face of Italians in the late 70s through their dancing habits. Two decades years later, Massimo Vitali, who had previously been focused on large-scale overviews of crowded Italian beaches, also trained his lens on dancers. Gathered together for the first time, this collection is not only an intriguing survey of key works from these two important photographers, but an engrossing social history on how Italians get down--from the bellbottoms and silk shirts at 70s discos to the sweaty masses at 90s raves.
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Studio: Charta/Jarach Gallery
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 7.5" Height: 11.25" Weight: 1.12 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2008
Publisher Charta/Jarach Gallery
ISBN 8881586614 ISBN13 9788881586615
Availability 0 units.
More About Massimo Vitali & Gabriele Basilico
Massimo Vitali, born in Como, Italy in 1944, studied photography in London. He first worked as a photojournalist in the 1970s and then later as a camera operator. In the more recent past, his interests have turned to artistic photography. His work has been shown in Arles, Paris, London and in Goteborg at the Hasselblad Foundation.