A travel magazine and a travel diary.
Maybe it will be the large format, but those who travel to get excited and not so much to put flags have found the right tool to take inspiration and also to find magnificent places.
Cartography is an independent Italian magazine dedicated to the culture of travel. Each issue has no time and tells about three different destinations in the world experienced by its authors on their own skin through documentary photography, texts and daily itineraries.
It is a way to take inspiration and to take the path of distant places with the mind. But then, if you decide to really go there and let yourself be convinced by the poignant photos, this magazine tells you in detail where to go and how to go there through a precise, detailed and meticulous travel diary that will help you build the stages of your true travel.
Paola Corini and Luca De Santis from Milan publish this masterpiece twice a year halfway between a documentary and a travel diary. Available on Frab's different editions to tell magnificent and timeless places.
Language: Italian and English
Number of pages: 260
South of France. From Milan to rue des Trois Frères Carasso 3, Marseille, which was once called Rue Jardin des Plantes. From my home to the address where Antonin Artaud was born, along the coast that is said to be blue, sleeping in the homes of artists who chose the California of Europe as the basis for their work, nourishment and landscape. Five hundred and thirty-one kilometers could be covered in a few hours, but the idea was that of a fragmented journey in many stages, made in fits and starts, stopping at Asger Jorn's lair in Albissola, resting at Le Corbusier's Cabanon, and sleeping in the studio house of Anna-Eva Bergman and Hans Hartung in Antibes. An itinerary designed by linking together a specific collection of residences ...
Southern Italy. A secluded and silent descent to the sea was the antechamber of my bathrooms every day. They say that even the gods, to climb to Olympus, followed a path not far from here, which from Agerola, in the Lattari Mountains, reached Positano, the same one that apparently also led them straight to the Li Galli archipelago. The corner of a table set for lunch, white sheets on flowered sofas, buckets faded by the itch of the sun. Never a man, only his footprints and portions of restlessness hanging on bougainvillea branches. Beyond the short pine forest, the terrain became extremely steep and unpaved. A zigzag of steps marked the descent edged with juniper, holm oak and draped cobwebs. Here it is, the amphitheater of rock and garrigue, of a brutal and archaic sweetness. And offshore, the waves ...
East and West. Where did the East that we have dreamed of for generations? Is it submerged under layers of "Westernism" that have disfigured and marred their civilizations? Or instead is something profoundly different between them and us? What is the true identity of both? These are questions that we have been asking ourselves for two thousand years. There are no values on one side and no values on the other. Between us and them a game of inverted mirrors and manipulated images has been going on for two millennia. West and East get an idea of themselves thanks to the contrast, sometimes imaginary. The identity that we give to the Other, for a joke of history, sometimes really contributes to the image that Orientals have of themselves. But it is a game where roles are perhaps being reversed, and soon the East will tell us who we were, who we are.
They participated in the number Maria Abdulhamid, Jacques Attali, Stefano Boeri, Leonardo Caffo, Ariel Caine, Rodolphe Christin, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Emanuele Coccia, Davide Coppo, Forensic Architecture, William Kentridge, Anne Imhof, Massimo Morello, Massimo Pica Ciamarra, Valentina Pigmei, Federico Rampini , Gianfranco Rosi, Laura Taccari, Luca Trevisani, Vincenzo Trione.