Coverbild Guido Baselgia
Guido Baselgia
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Edited by: Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur
Texts by: Peter Pfrunder, Beat Stutzer
German, English
October 2001 , 104 Pages , 0 Ills.
half cloth
331mm x 248mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-1067-1
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Guido Baselgia, born and brought up in the Engadine, is regarded as one of the leading photographers in Switzerland today. He established his reputation above all with his photographic forays into Eastern Europe. More recently he has produced photo essays containing a memorable series of images extending over a number of years, documenting the work of the artists Tadashi Kawamata and Richard Tuttle for the Kunsthaus Zug. For the past three years Baselgia has been occupied with a large- scale project on the landscape and life in the Engadine. The resulting images (Baryt prints) are both fascinating and unsettling - portraying the apparently familiar landscape of the Engadine in a strikingly unfamiliar manner. With this work Baselgia has added a highly topical, innovative dimension to the long tradition of painting and photography devoted to this famous valley high up in the mountains. This publication presents highest quality images of Guido Baselgia's individualistic, utterly original exploration of the margins of nature and culture in the Engadine. The photographer: Guido Baselgia, born 1953 in the Engadine. Having trained as a civil engineering draughtsman, in 1976 he enrolled to study photography at the School of Applied Arts in Zurich. His awards include the Federal Award for Applied Arts in 1978. Started work as an industrial photographer in 1979. Opened his own studio in 1983; much in demand for his reportage work. Book projects and exhibitions since 1992. Has lived and worked in Baar since 1983.
»This is landscape at its rawest, where man's interventions - stones heaped into a wall that is now collapsing back to its origins - seem largely irrelevant.«
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