Monumental Art Deco in the Argentinian Pampas: the work of Francisco Salamone

The dark utopia.

Between 1998 and 2001 I travelled around the province of Buenos Aires ,Argentina, with the purpose of making a photographic survey on Architect Francisco Salamone's buildings. His work, developed between 1936 and 1940, in aproximately 25 towns and cities of the province, was compliant with the plan of Manuel Fresco’s government, which aimed at building slaughter houses, cemeteries, and town halls in several areas of his jurisdiction.
Salomone's work is a monumental and wonderfully creative expression of a style in which Art Deco and Rationalism merge.