Author(s): Gabriele Basílico
A prized collection of more than 300 photographs, this beautiful statement of urban life traces the stories of such cities as Rotterdam and Barcelona, Antwerp and Valencia, Nice, Frankfurt, and Genoa. The combination of street signs, billboards, cars, bridges, roads, trains, ships, and cranes refashions the city from what some deem chaos into a testament of human creativity and artistic freedom. The images explore the complex interrelationships between the human-made, constructed environment and the natural one--as well as the connections these international cities have with each other. A testament to urban beauty, this monograph pictures the modern lives that encompass the city and investigates their intricate bonds to architecture, factories, buildings, rivers, and parks.