The photographic elegance of De Cecco’s pasta shapes
“After being immersed in this world of creative freedom, where flour water lilies live side by side with silk ribbons, scholarly allergories and exquisitely precious shapes, our perception of the most convivial dish of Italy will never be the same: pasta will never again have the same flavour”
This volume is a pleasure to be browsed and enjoyed. Daniele Duca has succeeded in a fascinating task, he has returned a mixed identity in dignity to different formats of our pasta, in a key portrait of a very high level, which blends with art without any forcing itself upon it. He worked on shape, highlighting the details and giving unusual and unprecedented visions, managing to allow multiple interpretations of his camera takes. This book is the testimony that pasta is culture, passion and tradition. Despite the momentous changes in habits, it remains a constant and unchanged element in everyday life. It becomes an excuse which brings people together in the moment of its consumption. I therefore thank the author and the publisher Alinari, synonymous with photography the world over, for having brought about this volume with De Cecco, these images that certainly will challenge time and will help us to understand, if ever there will be a need, the cultural importance and the value that pasta holds since its birth, in Italy and all over the planet.