IL ‘900 IN FOTOGRAFIA e il caso torinese
text by Marina Miraglia
format: 21,5 x 31,5 cm
date of publication: May 2001
images: 144 b/n 45 col.
This book, supported by the Fondazione Guido and Ettore De Fornaris, is a wide-ranging study focusing on twentieth-century photography, and opens with an introductory text by Marina Miraglia, divided into two parts, the first of which covers the period from the beginning of the twentieth century to the 1940s, and the second covering the early 1950s to the most recent examples.
The iconographic section recounts the experience in Turin, from shots taken by Mario Gabinio and Stefano Bricarelli in the 1920s and 1930s to the artistic photographs of Carlo Mollino, the photographic report portraying the city after the war and during the most significant events of the 1960s, the anthropological photographs of Ando Gilardi and Paola Agosti, the shots of Paolo Pellion documenting the artistic events of the 1970s, and the photo-works of Paolo Mussat.
The book concludes by focusing on some of the most significant contemporary work, with the photographs of young artists, amongst whom Maura Banfo, Botto & Bruno, Luisa Rabbia and Giulia Caira, who use photography as a means of expressing their art.