The Invisible City

The nvisible City, Irene Kung

The nvisible City, Irene KungThe Invisible City
Irene Kung
Contrasto Books
Edited by Alessandra Mauro
English

Text by Italo Calvino
Essay by Francine Rose and Ludovico Pratesi

 

Hardcover
120 pages
300 x 250 mm
2012
ISBN 9788869653674

 

“The city is there. It has always been there. Irene Kung’s photos remind us: We have only to close our eyes and fall asleep and wait for the dream in which it appears.”—Francine Prose

The urban space revisited by Irene Kung becomes, through her camera, a different, silent, and motionless space. An area that we know, because we recognize the monuments she portrays—extracts from the memory of the cities, from their past or their future, futuristic—and partly surprising.

About the Artist
Irene Kung was born in Bern, Switzerland in 1958, has lived and worked in Madrid and New York as graphic designer, painter and photographer, before settling in Italy.

About the Publisher
Contrasto Books is an Italian publisher, concentrating on photography.

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