Ka-Boom by Andrea Botto. First edition first impression in new condition. This is number 145 of an edition of 500 copies with a signed print tipped in to rear endpage. No markings, this is a brand new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
KA-BOOM is a fictional explosive manual in which sourced vintage photographs encounter staged do-it-yourself explosive construction images, with the photographs Andrea Botto has shot of real non-military explosions. The result is a sophisticated enquiry of photography’s contemporary status, in which numerous questions are raised and no simple answers are given.
Andrea Botto has been recording since 2008 non-military explosions around Italy and Europe. These peculiar events, planned in great detail, in order either to demolish dysfunctional architecture or to structurally transform the landscape in order to build new infrastructure are planned with considerable advance, whilst their consumption lasts only a few minutes.
- Text by Ilaria Bonacossa, excerpt from the book.
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