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Time Travel
 
The 20th century left an enormous heritage of imagery, of photographs, shot with a range of different techniques and equipment. Over the last few years, Humboldt Books has rummaged through the archives of photographers, directors, architects and artists to fish out memorable journeys, explorations into knowledge and long-forgotten reportages from the drawers. The Time Travel series collects snapshots of the 20th century, of a time when the very relationship between space and time was different and which, observed through today's eyes, takes on new values and meanings.
 
Lisetta Carmi - Genova 1960 / 1970
2019
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
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This publication features a selection of photographs by Lisetta Carmi, documenting the social transformations of Genoa during the 1960s. Carmi witnessed the economic boom of the city, but also its everyday life, including her famous photo series of transvestites which caused a scandal at the time.
Mario Schifano - America 1970
2019
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
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Mario Schifano's road trip in the United States.
Gabriele Basilico - Free Zone 2006
2018
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
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In 2006, film director Amos Gitai invited Gabriele Basilico to undertake a journey retracing the locations of the shooting of Gitai's film Free Zone, on the demilitarized zone between Israel and Jordan. This publication follows this unique photographic project.
Vincenzo Castella - Mississippi / Tennessee 1976
2018
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
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A photographic journey in search of the very last bluesmen. The birth of a vocation for the Italian photographer.
Gabriele Basilico - Glasgow 1969
2017
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
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Then architecture student Gabriele Basilico photographs the suburbs of Glasgow on a late summer afternoon of 1969, with its Scottish kids, terrains vagues, and 19th-century industrial archaeology. A photographic baptism for Basilico, who will become one of the main contemporary figures of the medium. The publication of this early series is completed with texts by Umberto Fiori, Pippo Ciorra, and Giovanna Calvenzi.
Federico Patellani - Matera 1953
2017
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
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The troglodyte town of Matera in Southern Italy has fascinated generations of filmmakers since the Post-war area. Documenting the making of the 1953 film She-Wolf by Alberto Lattuada set in Matera, photographer Federico Patellani provides a unique insight of the life of the provincial city in the fifties.
Ugo Mulas - Danimarca 1961
2017
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
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In 1961, L'Illustrazione Italiana sends critic Giorgio Zampa and photographer Ugo Mulas to carry out a reportage in Denmark. Along their meetings with writer Karen Blixen or Nobel Prize Nils Bohr, the two correspondents also witness the new manifestations of the Scandinavian lifestyle, characterized by its design and its modern habitats.
Luigi Comencini - Italia 1945-1948
2016
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
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50 black & white photographs of post-war Italy taken by director Luigi Comencini shortly before his debut behind the camera. With a series of writings establishing connections between his work as a photographer and his cinematographic oeuvre.
Gabriele Basilico - Marocco 1971
2016
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
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Marocco 1971 offers an intimate, social, and aesthetical portrait of Morocco by Italian photographer Gabriele Basilico. Set during the Summer of 1971, the series also brings back the distinctive spirit of this era.
Carlo Mollino - Giappone 1970
2016
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
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Carlo Mollino's photographs of a Japan in between tradition and modernity during the 1970 Universal Exposition.
Mario Bellini - USA 1972
2015
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
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Mario Bellini and his “Kar-a-sutra” space-mobile take a wild photographic ride in America during the seventies.
Gabriele Basilico - Iran 1970
2015
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
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A photographic journey from Yugoslavia to Iran during the 1970's.
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