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Italy the One and Only Photographs 1900-2000 English edition

Italy the One and Only Photographs 1900-2000 English edition

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During the 20th century, the evolutions, changes, curiosities and aspects that followed each other, continuing to characterise Italy for better or for worse, were numerous, and today on the threshold of the third millennium we have wanted to celebrate everything.

The volume contemplates twenty-two thematic sections, each of which reasoned and compared as to style and epoch, by a selection of pictures by Italian and foreign photographers. From the beginning of the century we pass to the 1920s, then to the Second World War, then to the 1960s, and lastly to the last decade.

Starting from "archaic" Italy with its uncontaminated landscapes and population with "strong" faces, in spite of war and famine, the story of the evolution of the nation is narrated by the pictures of monuments and architecture, means of transport, folklore and industry, artisan work and design, fashion, market and trade, tourism, food, school, art, literature, music, theatre, cinema, radio and television, medicine, emigration, down to the most recent technological and scientific conquests.

Author     I. Bignardi, C. Colombo, I. Zannier
Essay by:  C. Colombo
Pages:     270
Number Photos:     209
Format:     17x18 cm
Binding:     Hardcover

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