Pictures from Italy

Pictures from Italy

Review No. I

An illuminating photographic protocol of an architectural journey throughout Italy.


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Title Information

Emanuel Christ, Christoph Gantenbein. With photographs by Iwan Baan, Hélène Binet, and Roger Frei

1st edition

, 2012


68 pages, 28 color and 22 b/w illustrations

24.5 x 32.5 cm

ISBN 978-3-906027-00-5


Pictures from Italy is the initial volume in new book series Review, edited by Swiss architects Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein, in which they explore issues and topics arising from their architectural work. The pictures in this gorgeously illustrated book originate from a six-week journey throughout Italy in 1999, which proved to be a trip with profound influence on both architects’ aesthetics and careers. Images from the Italian sojourn are combined with photographs of Christ & Gantenbein’s built projects, tracing the influence of the trip on their realized buildings in Switzerland and around the world. Pictures from Italy aims not only to specifically illustrate the link between Italian architecture and the editors’ own work, but also their general architectural philosophy.


An illuminating look at the nature of influence in architecture and an exciting start to this important new series, Pictures from Italy is both visually stunning and intellectually invigorating.


Also available in the Review series:

Typology: Hong Kong, Rome, New York, Buenos Aires. Review No. II

Typology. Paris, Delhi, São Paulo, Athens. Review No. III

Authors & Editors

Iwan Baan

 (born 1975, Alkmaar/NL), photographer. Known primarily for images that narrate the life and interactions that occur within architecture. Studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and worked in publishing and documentary photography in New York and Europe. 2010 Julius Shulman Photography Award.

Hélène Binet

Emanuel Christ

Roger Frei

Christoph Gantenbein