Giorgio Casali: Photographer

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

22 May – 8 September 2013

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For over thirty years, Giorgio Casali (1913-1995) photographed the work of the greatest post-war Italian architects and designers.

Casali’s reputation rests on the striking imagery he produced for the monthly magazine Domus, Italy’s famous style bible. This show presents a selection of works from the vast collection of Casali’s images in the Archivio Progetti, housed at IUAV University in Venice.

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The images on display span 40 years of creativity, including cover images he created for the magazine and photographic treatments of key design objects and buildings. Subjects range from Ponti’s elegant Torre Pirelli in Milan and the extraordinary Cathedral in the southern Italian city of Taranto, to Roberto Monsani’s Villa Brody.

There will also be images of iconic designs that are still in production, including Gio Ponti's Superleggera chair, and a series of vintage prints by Casali, unconnected with architecture and design.

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