Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea

The Museum, the Collections #2

  • Edited by Roberta Valtorta
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 21x27 cm
  • Pages 236
  • Illustrations 150 a colori
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2009
  • ISBN 9788836614189
  • Price € 35,00
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The Museum of Contemporary Photography at the Villa Ghirlanda in Cinisello Balsamo (Milan) is a museum of third millennium. It is devoted to photography from the period between the end of the Second World War and the present day, with a particular emphasis on contemporary developments. Its constantly growing collections already contain almost one million eight hundred thousand images, organized in 26 photographic archives.
This volume presents a careful selection of approximately 150 of them, representative of the most significant themes: the human being, the landscape, experimentations of the 1960s and 1970s linked to the avant-gardes (body art, land art, conceptual) and one of the 1950s and 1960s related to the informal, to the abstractism and constructivism.
The book also includes essays on the activity and the structure of the museum.

Cinisello Balsamo (Milan), May - November 2009