Archaeological Park, Venosa
'Other gazes' is a book series curated by art historian Maura Picciau that explores Italy’s lesser-known museums and places through the eyes of great photographers and the words of writers and critics, and rediscover the Italian artistic heritage with other gazes. In Unfinished alphabet, Olivo Barbieri explores the town of Venosa, home to Horace and the Incompiuta (“unfinished”) church, a bright and rural South whose still tangible peasant tradition is told through the authentic words of Franco Arminio. Venosa is the connective tissue that brings a distant past into the present: Barbieri’s intense shots capture its originality, while Francesco Zanot closes the volume with a profound aesthetic analysis.
|64 p, ills colour & bw, 26 x 28 cm, hb, Italian/English