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Preview: ARCHAEOLOGIES: LA, New Photo Book About Los Angeles

ARCHAEOLOGIES: LA is an impressive new book of black and white urban photographs by acclaimed Italian photographer Renato D’Agostin with text by historian Norman Klein.

A Lovechild Collaboration between Blok Design and Furlined, the 79-page book takes readers on a unique visual journey of Los Angeles, incorporating everything from aerial photography to street photography. Everything is rendered in deep blacks and stunning whites, casting a timeless, cinematic neo-noir shadow over the city.


ARCHAEOLOGIES: LA is the first of three volumes of photography capturing the evolving identities of megalopolises Los Angeles, Istanbul and Mexico City.

“By exploring the intersection between our idealized images of these cities and their hidden, underlying personas, the still photography in the ARCHAEOLOGIES series offers viewers a deeper understanding of the evolution of city life," says Diane McArter, Founder of Lovechild and Furlined.


Historian and author Norman Klein examines D’Agostin’s use of light, and charts the emotional architecture of LA and its evolution into “New Byzantium” – a crossroad between worlds.

About Lovechild:
Lovechild is a passionate, idea-led organization expert in bringing lofty creative ambitions to life. We deliver rich stories and experiences across myriad touchpoints.

About Photographer Renato D’Agostin
Renato D’Agostin presented his original photography book Metropolis at the Leica Gallery in New York at the young age of 24. Other exhibitions of his photography followed in The United States, Europe and Asia. His prints have been published in numerous books and chosen for inclusion in public collections such as The Library of Congress and The Phillips Collection in Washington DC, as well as the Center for Creative Photography in Arizona and the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie in Paris among others.


Dislocating subjects from their realities, D’Agostin depicts his perception of the space around him, the relationship between the architecture and people, opening a new portal in the spectator’s imagination.


A Lovechild / Blok Design project
Photography: Renato D’Agostin
Essay: Norman Klein
Design: Blok Design
Publisher: Furlined
Size: 48.2 x 25.2 cm / 79 pages


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