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Photographer: Thomas Jorion
By Thomas Jorion, Giovanni Fanelli
Publisher: La Martinière
Publication date: 2020
Print length: 228 pages
Language: French
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After Silencio and Vestiges d´empire, photographer Thomas Jorion continues in this opus his questioning of buildings and places in ruins, abandoned by men. He surveyed Italy from north to south, from Piedmont to Sicily, via Veneto and Tuscany. He returned with surprising and timeless images of mansions, villas, palaces dating from the 18th to the beginning of the 20th centuries, and long since fallen out of favor.

This forgotten heritage surprises with the richness of its decorations barely altered by time: stuccoes, bas-reliefs, paintings ... Sometimes, the almost incongruous presence of a bed or an armchair reminds us that these spaces often invaded by vegetation have been inhabited. Thomas Jorion captures these places in natural light, without retouching or staging. Striking images of an Italy frozen in time.
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