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This is a book project titled “G.D Technology & Art / A story of innovation narrated by eighteen contemporary artists” that is published by Electa, the major Italian publisher for arts books, to celebrate the 85th year anniversary of an important Italian company, G.D. The Italian curator Ludovico Pratesi has asked several artists to photograph and interpret the industrial sites of their country.

Some of the artists who joined the project are Jules Spinatsch for Switzerland, Dayanita Singh for India, Olivier Richon for Great Britain, Caio Reisewitz for Brasil and Argentina, Naoya Hatakeyama for Japan, Gabriele Basilico for Italy, Anthony Goicolea for USA, Sanna Kannisto For Denmark, Murat Germen for Turkey, Gueorgui Pinkhassov for Russia.

G.D, world leader in the manufacture of packaging machines sold in 110 countries for the tobacco sector, is celebrating its 85th anniversary in 2008. The landmark of the celebrations has been the creation of an important photographic book illustrating industrial plants located in 18 different countries throughout the world, where G.D’s customers have their main production sites.

The editorial project of the book consists in photoreports carried out by important and well-known international photographers / artists who went to the customer factories to take the shots. The photos are focused on G.D machines, with or without the people working on them, and on general views of the plants and of the locations, also from the outside.

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