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Photographer and Urban Planner Emanuel Pimenta Shows Cities Like Fungi

In a 40 years work around the world, photographer Emanuel Pimenta launches a new book in three volumes on 150 cities in 40 countries, several made in aerial views.
    NEW YORK, NY, November 28, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta (1957), architect, urban planner and photographer has just released his new book titled URBIS - The Skin of the Earth, containing a photo essay he made over forty years, between 1973 and 2013, in forty countries, on one hundred and fifty cities. In the early 1980s Emanuel Pimenta coined the concept of "virtual architecture", and since 2000 he has developed "space architecture" projects, especially for orbital buildings. His long black and white photo shoot compares worldwide urban settlements to transformations in organic tissues such as the human skin when in presence of bacteria or fungi.

Showing ancient medieval European cities, megacities - like New York City or Sao Paulo - modern cities or unplanned organic urban agglomerations URBIS - The Skin of the Planet gives a remarkable and amazing planetary view of the human presence on Earth. The book is of great interest not only to architects and urban planners, but to people in general. "We all dream. Leonardo da Vinci dreamed of birds. Many people spend their entire lives in cities without realizing what they are when seen from the sky. These books... this photo essay is an invitation for people to dream and fly like birds", says the author. Each volume has 200 pages, color cover and is internationally distributed by Amazon.

Emanuel Pimenta, International Association of Art Critics and UNESCO prize and member of the American Society of Media Photographers, lives between Locarno, Switzerland and New York City.

Created in 1988 in London, United Kingdom, ASA Art and Technology is an entity oriented to art, science and new technology projects.


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