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Images from Italy: Italian Photography From the Archives of Italo Zannier in the Collection of the Fondazione di Venezia
Edited by Denis Curti
About This Book
Drawn from the archives of Italo Zannier, the "grand old man" of Italian photography, a teacher, collector and photographer himself, the over 260 images in this volume document the history of the "marvelous invention" from its beginnings to the tendencies of the present day, from the daguerreotypes of the late 19th century to the Italian neorealism of the thirties and forties, from the years of "la dolce vita" in Rome with its stars and paparazzi to the seventies and eighties when photography began to reflect on itself and its language through its first tentative experiments with disintegration of the image. A true story told in pictures, an incredible and gripping tale of Italy and of photography, the history of a burning passion that has driven Zannier to collect, catalog and preserve thousands of images and objects.
About the Author
Denis Curti is a photography critic, journalist, curator of photo exhibitions and expert on the photography market. He is vice-president and director of institutional relations of Forma-Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, director of the Milan branch of the Contrasto photo agency and since 2006 director of the photography and visual design master program, created in association with NABA. He is the author of several photography collections and coauthor of the Dizionario Mondiale della fotografia published by Rizzoli-Contrasto. He is periodically involved in teaching photographic culture at several Italian universities: the Bocconi, State University of Milan, IULM and Sacro Cuore.