Carlo Valsecchi Fruit & Vegetables
Carlo Valsecchi
Fruit & Vegetables
By Luca Barbero, and Giuseppe Barbera
Photographer Carlo Valsecchi
  • Imprint: 5 Continents Editions
  • Publication Date: September 1, 2008
  • Price: $65.00
  • Trim Size: 11 x 9 12
  • ISBN: 88-7439-439-X
  • EAN: 9788874394395
  • Page Count: 352
  • Illustrations: 162
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North America

From Chinese apples to Italian zucchini, this book presents an unexpected tour of the world.

Starting from a fruit wholesaler in Northern Italy, Carlo Valsecchi embarked on a photographic journey that led him to catalogue over 160 varieties of fruit and vegetables. His straight and objective photographs offer an abstract yet colorful glimpse into a fascinating and tasty world.

This encyclopedic series of pictures is also a reflection on globalization, its effects on the circulation of goods, our diet, and lifestyle. This book will appeal to gourmands and conceptual art buffs alike.

About the authors

Carlo Valsecchi is an Italian photographer. He has had solo exhibitions at the Triennale of Milan (2006), GAMeC of Bergamo, the Guggenheim Foundation of Venice, Galerie 213 of Paris, and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York. and the Galleria di arte moderna e contemporanea He lives and works in Milan. With 5 Continents he has published Carlo Valsecchi 2797.

Luca Massimo Barbero
is an art historian and associate curator of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. He is the author of several publications including Venice 1948-1986: The Art Scene and Lucio Fontana Venice/New York.

Giuseppe Barbera
is a Professor of Arboriculture at the University of Palermo.