“Sassofratino – Essence of Nature”
Book, cm 30×30, pages 180
Photos Andrea Barghi, Text Claudio D’Amico
Under the patronage of WWF and Italian Forestry Corps, it’s a celebrative book of the Sassofratino Natural strict reserve, the first one estabilished in Italy, published for its 50th anniversary and in the International Year of Biodiversity.
“The fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of the first integral reservation in Italy is an anniversary representing a great symbolic value in the world of the conservation of nature and for the people who operate and support the preservation of the environment in our country. Therefore, celebrating the anniversary of the fifty years of the foundation of the integral natural reserve of Sasso Fratino is a way of honouring the people who have allowed the success of this reality, but mainly of declaring our love for this treasure and renewing our engagement to its preservation.
The awarding of the Diploma of the European Council ideally makes it similar to its scandinavian brother Muddus, very well known guest of this book, which is a naturalistic jewel made even more precious by the value that Swedish people elevates Nature to.
This book, published almost at the end of the international year of Biodiversity and enriched by the presence of characters who have devoted their lives to the defense and preservation of nature, is an act of love for the forest of Sasso Fratino and testifies its neverending richness, showing our gratitude towards its beauty.”
Toscana nature culture city industry innovation beauty quality cohesion
Book, cm 24×32, pages 250
Photo Andrea Barghi, Text Erasmo D’Angelis (Edizioni Pacini, 2010)
With the support of Regione Toscana and Monte dei Paschi Foundation, it’s the result of an important study on the tuscan landscape.
“Our landscape, the marvellous tuscan territory famous and appreciated all over the world, it’s the heritage of the story and culture of this county. The territory changes constantly and with it the landscape, thought as the image which everyone of us has of it. Thus, in the title the word renaissance means a different, new way to look at the landscape, as an interlacement of development and beauty.”
Visions of Tuscany
Calendar cm 60×36
Photos Andrea Barghi, with the preface of Erasmo D’Angelis
“Tuscany pictorial qualities”
I wanted to interpret the Tuscan landscape personally, because you cannot reduce Tuscany to a commonplace. It is, on the contrary, a legendary, unique and always different place, if you see it through the eyes of a person who knows it and loves it.
I was born and grew up on the coast and I lived the last twenty years in the Apennine woods of this region. A personal research and numberless occasions led me to know a lot of faces of its territory, thanks to my profession.
At the same time, this land has given me its identity, in the passionateness of its character and in the indissoluble link with art, as in the need of equilibrium and harmony.
I hope I could express these feelings through my images.
Sassofratino The Enchanted Forest
Calendar-game 2010 with base in printed wood, cm 15×18
Photos Andrea Barghi, illustrations David Swift
The forest of Sasso Fratino is the first one we want to tell you about. It is the place par excellence for us, who have planned and wanted this publication greatly, who can live close to it and breath the magic atmospheres of great inspiration of this marvelous place and a lot of others in the National Park of the Casentino Forests.
But Sasso Fratino is mainly a symbol, an emblem of purity, balance, commitment and love for Nature.
Nature stirs up the fancy of our own nature.