Franco Fontana, Behind the invisible – Silvana Editoriale

SKU: ISBN 9788836639830


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[Authors: Corrado Benigni, Mauro Zanchi]
The book offers a profound reflection on Franco Fontana’s poetic imagery, focused on landscape and the enigma of the invisible within the visible. Through photography, Fontana explores the boundary between the real and the nonexistent, offering an analysis that goes beyond mere visual documentation, inviting a reevaluation of perception itself.

Reflection on the landscape is at the heart of the poetic imagination of Franco Fontana, whose work has always aimed to show the enigma of the invisible hidden in the visible.
Photography, in fact, is the tool through which he captures the nonexistent of what is real, always hovering between representation of the real and the so-called true. Fontana’s work thus represents an analysis of seeing understood as an imaginative and cognitive activity: his intentions are not limited to documenting the appearance of the places or figures he immortalizes, nor to an idea of the image only as an aesthetic object. On the contrary, he proposes a reflection that, while taking reality into account, also contemplates a reevaluation of perception through photography.

Additional information

Dimensions 23 × 28 cm

Paperback with flaps


Italian, english




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Silvana Editoriale was founded in 1948 by Amilcare Pizzi, as a way of remembering his daughter Silvana, who died prematurely in 1944. Through his commitment and passion, Pizzi expanded its business by publishing books of enormous value. In the mid-90s, Silvana redefined its publishing strategy, embarking on a path of growth and development on the national and international markets, focused on the fields of art, design, architecture and photography, all of which is documented in the on-site catalogue. Today, Silvana Editoriale publishes more than 400 titles a year in collaboration with Foundations, Research Institutes, Universities and Museums across Europe, the United States and the Middle East.