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La Bonifica di Bradano e MetapontoArchivi della Basilicata – Vol. 1

 - La Bonifica di Bradano e Metaponto
The first in a series of publications dedicated to the exploration of the archives of the Italian region of Basilicata from an artistic perspective. This volume focuses on areas affected by the reclamation of the water system.
The first of the five books in the “Archivi della Basilicata” (Archives of Basilicata) series casts light on the documentary heritage of what is now the Bradano and Metaponto Reclamation Consortium. The book is set out as an investigation into the psychological and political issues connected to the changing landscape, with all the implications on the future to come and the cancellation of the past. This first volume shows the direction that the series will take, both in a literary and a purely academic sense: the texts depart from the photographs, using them as a precious original source and visual pretext for their investigations and speculations. The images guide us through the areas affected by the reclamation and the development of the water system, its groundworks, artesian wells and artificial channels. New, built shapes stand out with violent lyricism in frozen and privative settings. We stand before a new politic-cultural and geological landscape, reclamation will change the course of things forever.
This publication is part of the “Archivi della Basilicata” book series, originating from I-DEA, a Matera European Capital of Culture 2019 project that explores the archives and collections of Basilicata from an artistic perspective.

See also Carlo Levi a San Costantino Albanese – Archivi della Basilicata – Vol. 2.
Edited by Nationhood.
Texts by Andrea Bagnato and Marco Lupo.

Graphic design: Giandomenico Carpentieri.

published in November 2019
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
16,5 x 25,5 cm (softcover)
136 pages (b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-88-99385-69-9
EAN : 9788899385699
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