This volume, dedicated to the theme of the landscape, collects the works of Gabriele Basilico (1944-2013) highlighting his "design" gaze: an architect by training, Basilico was in fact particularly interested in urban planning issues, as well as development and transformation of the natural environment. The collection opens with a selection of photographs belonging to the Bord de Mer cycle, a work carried out in the mid-eighties and which made Basilico known internationally: a research which demonstrates, among other things, a close relationship with the art history, in particular with eighteenth-century landscape painters. A wide selection is then reserved for two groups of works created in Switzerland: one dedicated to the architectural interventions of Luigi Snozzi in Monte Carasso (Locarno), the other to the landscape of the San Gottardo pass, read as a vital artery between Northern and Southern Europe.
Texts by: Angela Madesani, Giovanna Calvenzi, João Nunes, Luigi Snozzi
Mendrisio, Palazzo Canavée, February - April 2016