Text by Silvio Maraini
Swiss journalist and photographer Silvio Maraini documented empty underground water tanks – one of the most rarely visited places. These “underwater cathedrals” seem like empty temples being held up by majestic columns. Maraini took the chance to take these incredibly beautiful and powerful photos during the yearly clean up sessions. He had no idea what awaited him: some water tanks still had some water and others were filled with fog.
In his pictures the photographer Silvio Maraiani presents a space in an entirely different light.
“A reservoir of water is also a container of patience – a piece of eternity is stored here.
Later after the next ice age, archaeologists, will find this untouched burial chamber
and ponder the rites that must have been celebrated here” – Benedikt Loderer in his foreword.
About the Artist:
Silvio Maraini is a photographer from Switzerland.
About the Author:
Benedikt Loderer is an architect and journalist based in Biel, Switzerland. He writes mainly for the magazine Hochparterre which he founded in 1988.
About the Publisher:
Benteli Verlag was founded in 1899 and is based in Zurich, Switzerland.
Book Materials and Specifications:
Hardcover square book with dust jacket, medium sized (9.25 x 9.25″). Stitched perfect binding with glued down end papers. 56 square colour plates, 8.25 x 8.25″.