Villages and Towns 5: Italy
Publisher: Ada Edita Global Architecture ISBN: 9784871404587 Format: Hardcover in slipcase, 136pp, 300 x 230mm
Edited and photographed by Yukio Futagawa, this volume is part of a series of ten, now republished after 40 years. It investigates how geography, culture, and architecture intertwine by exploring the hilltop towns of Murgia, a region located in the southern tip of the Italian Peninsula. Each of the three profiled towns has panoramic views over the surrounding land and villages, and pride themselves as natural fortresses. By journeying to these ancient places and photographing their rich built heritage in great detail, Futagawa hoped to learn what is missing in the modern world, answers to the confrontation between nature, climate, and humans that took these people a long time to solve.