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Giacomo Costa: The Chronicles of Time
Florence-based photographer Giacomo Costa employs Hollywood-blockbuster-style digital techniques in his large-scale photographs, which reshape our collective idea of the metropolis through fantastic cityscapes straight out of science fiction. At turns historical and contemporary, real and imagined, the images in "The Chronicles of Time" could be the result of natural catas ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Damiani
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A nice set of almost conceptual architectural art which ranges from photo mashup collages, increasingly into scifi-esque landscapes as the book goes on. The monumental themes generally revolve around near-endless cityscapes which are given relief, or the monumentality enhanced by larger features which dwarf the buildings around them. There are Khan-like studies of oblong concrete blocks hanging in air, and also Spuybroek-like bulbous mega-structures, and an intriguing spin on those - iceberg-lik ...more