Current scholarship sees the 1980s as a crucial decade for the emergence of a new strain of Italian photography focused on "man-altered", "banal", and "everyday" landscapes, an approach purportedly inspired by certain aspects of Neorealism and international precedents such as the New Topographics. Leaving aside this self-referential, generational view of photographic culture, this paper aims to chart the number of contacts, intersections, and exchanges between documentary practices and urban studies on the theme of ordinary landscapes throughout the post-war period. Focusing on selected case studies, the paper thus aims to present a tentative framework toward an integrated history of urban photography in contemporary Italy.

Frongia, A. (2016). Fotografia, urbanistica e (re-)invenzione del paesaggio ‘ordinario’ nell’Italia del secondo dopoguerra. In A. Berrino (a cura di), Delli Aspetti de Paesi Vecchi e nuovi Media per l’Immagine del Paesaggio (pp. 533-543).

Fotografia, urbanistica e (re-)invenzione del paesaggio ‘ordinario’ nell’Italia del secondo dopoguerra

FRONGIA, ANTONELLO
2016-01-01

Abstract

Current scholarship sees the 1980s as a crucial decade for the emergence of a new strain of Italian photography focused on "man-altered", "banal", and "everyday" landscapes, an approach purportedly inspired by certain aspects of Neorealism and international precedents such as the New Topographics. Leaving aside this self-referential, generational view of photographic culture, this paper aims to chart the number of contacts, intersections, and exchanges between documentary practices and urban studies on the theme of ordinary landscapes throughout the post-war period. Focusing on selected case studies, the paper thus aims to present a tentative framework toward an integrated history of urban photography in contemporary Italy.
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Frongia, A. (2016). Fotografia, urbanistica e (re-)invenzione del paesaggio ‘ordinario’ nell’Italia del secondo dopoguerra. In A. Berrino (a cura di), Delli Aspetti de Paesi Vecchi e nuovi Media per l’Immagine del Paesaggio (pp. 533-543).
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