An ambitious (and heavyweight) series of 500 images of ugly and beautiful objects and lives by Italian artist and photographer Jacopo Benassi.
"The Ecology of Images" is the first, ambitious, intense publishing project from communication agency 1861 United: 445 images with the unmistakable signature of artist and photographer Jacopo Benassi from La Spezia.
Ecological images: not retouched, not post-produced, not glossy, not manipulated, not artificial; capturing us with the pure enchantment of naked truth.
A surprising machine-gun shot of objects and lives, stratified on top of each other.
Traces and faces: ruddy, thin, modern, uneven, lofty, modest, aged, charming, brash, stupefied, spoiled, childish, generous, asthmatic, serene, marginal. Really beautiful, really ugly. Jacopo Benassi, according to writer Maurizio Maggiani, "receives orders from the sky, where the Archive of Human Matter is being kept. His work is the work of the seagull, of the golden dung fly, of the golden scarab."
A work which cleans us up from the surface crust, "so we can look at each other knowing we will be seen".
A big, hefty, wide-shouldered book, a heavyweight, a book which exists.
Stamp numbered edition.
Edited by 1861 United.
Texts by Carlo Antonelli and Maurizio Maggiani.
published in 2008
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
24,5 x 30 (hardcover, cloth binding)
448 pages (420 color & b/w ill., ribbon)
ISBN : 978-2-84066-267-9
EAN : 9782840662679