Claudio Gobbi

Arménie VilleA visual essay on Armenian architecture

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Claudio Gobbi
Arménie VilleA visual essay on Armenian architecture

Text(s) by Hripsimé Visser, Martina Corgnati, Giacomo Daniele Fragapane, Sophie Jung, graphic design by Rob van Hoesel

English, Italian

2016. 160 pp., 125 ills.

hardcover

20.10 x 28.10 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-4115-6

Typology of sacral sites: a photographic study of Armenian church architecture in over twenty-five countries

Claudio Gobbi (*1971 in Ancona) has been working since 2007 on the systematic recording of Armenian religious architecture from the Middle Ages to the present. Besides the photographer’s own photographs, the series, with the title Arménie Ville, also comprises found images from archives, pictures from the Internet and from commissioned artists. Spanning more than twenty-five countries from Western Europe to the Caucasus, the Berlin-based Italian artist traces the specific features of sacral Armenian architecture and the captivating simplicity of its forms, which have remained unchanged for more than 1500 years. Investigating the concepts of authorship, serialization, and representation, Claudio Gobbi carries on his quest for key images of various cultures and in the process addresses the subjects of time, memory, migration, and the cultural legacy of a people.

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