Geflutete Kathedralen. Underwater Cathedrals

Silvio Maraini


44.00 €

About the book

German, English

  • ISBN: 978-3-7165-1827-4
  • Pages: 128
  • Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
  • Published: 9/2016
  • Illustrations: Illustrated throughout
  • Dimensions: 28 x 28 cm

Mysterious monuments of civilization

"I only want to carry out art photography projects that are based on a unique concept in my opinion or for which I can foresee an innovative implementation idea." Silvio Maraini

Usually once a year Switzerland's water reservoirs, which are located deep below ground, are emptied and cleaned. Silvio Maraini photographed the empty, abstract, and at the same time grand-looking spaces on precisely those days. They are monuments of our civilization, reminiscent of temples with columns, church domes, or even abandoned subway stations. The results are stunning architectural photos of rare and magnificent beauty with an almost spiritual character. In his preface, Benedikt Loderer writes: "A water reservoir is also a storage of patience that preserves a piece of eternity. In the future, after the next ice age, archeologists will discover these intact burial chambers and wonder what type of cult they belonged to."


Silvio Maraini

Silvio Maraini, born in Baden in 1970, studied Geophysics at the ETH Zurich. Today he works as a project leader in the field of ecology. As an autodidact in photography, he already had two exhibitions in Zurich in the year 2000. 

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