Un Paese

Un Paese

Portrait of An Italian Village

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Interviews with villagers and descriptions of daily life accompany photographs of the people and town of Luzzara

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First English translation of a collaboration in which American photographer Strand and Italian screenwriter Zavattini combine a series of intense portraits, landscapes, and images of everyday objects with spoken testimony in order to capture the essential experience of daily life in Luzzara. Originally published in Italian in 1955 by Fratelli Alinari, Florence. Oversize: 9.25x11.75
Published in Italian in 1955, and now available for the first time in the English language, Un Paese captures in photographs and in spoken testimony the essential experience of daily life in Luzzara. It presents a series of intense portraits, graceful landscapes, and images of everyday objects. Paul Strand's photographs are carefully distilled, deeply powerful; they contain the flavors and the rhythms of an entire culture crystallized in a single village. Zavattini successfully synthesizes text and image, aligning with the new cinematic trend of the day, a movement known as Italian neorealism. Their Luzzara is an ordinary village, neither overly picturesque nor greatly unusual, yet it is a town sustained by a grounded humanity and a profound love for the land by its people.

Publisher: New York : Aperture, [1997]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1997
ISBN: 9780893817008
Branch Call Number: 779 ZAVAT
Characteristics: 104 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Strand, Paul 1890-1976


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