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Salento Moderno – An Inventory of Private Houses in Southern Puglia / Inventario di abitazioni private nel sud della Puglia
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  Salento Moderno An Inventory of Private Houses
in Southern Puglia /  Inventario di abitazioni private nel sud della Puglia
Edited by Davide Giannella and Massimo Torrigiani.
Texts by Matteo Poli and Antonio Russo.
Photographs by Emanuele Colombo, Allegra Martin, Antonio Ottomanelli.

Graphic design: Teresa Piardi (Maxwell Studio).
published in February 2019
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
19 x 28 cm (hardcover, cloth binding)
216 pages (colour ill.)
€30.00
ISBN: 978-88-99385-55-2
EAN: 9788899385552
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A photographic inventory.
Salento Moderno brings together a range of private homes built since the 1950s in Salento, in the area to the south of Lecce: single and double-family dwellings which, in terms of quality and variety, represent a unique example of spontaneity and aesthetic anarchy on the Italian architectural panorama. The study is carried out with the contribution of three photographers and two historians of architecture, and examines a highly peculiar phenomenon from an unusual perspective. In Southern Salento, in the area lying between Capo di Santa Maria di Leuca, Porto Cesareo on the Ionian Sea and San Foca on the Adriatic coast, house construction is founded on a solid craft tradition which, in open contrast with any institutional architectural school, has led to the rise of eccentric, free and fluid approaches to architecture. Investigating private living and its relation to public space, the volume opens a broader reflection on taste, celebrating its variety and imaginative scope.
Davide Giannella is an independent curator. His research focuses on the relationships between art and cinema, architecture, design, publishing, music. He has curated exhibitions and shows for film festivals in Italy and abroad. He is co-founder of the Milanese project space MEGA.

Massimo Torrigiani is co-founder of Fantom, and a partner of Boiler, a creative agency with offices in Milan and Barcelona. Over the years, he has directed and contributed to developing various institutions of art and culture, and magazines, curating exhibitions and publishing projects.