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Book cover for Milano, Italia, (C.M. Lerici Editore, 1959)
Swann Galleries - New York
Courtesy of Swann Galleries (Auction, Dec 13, 2007, Sale 2132 Lot 56)
Illustrated with full-page gravure reproductions of Carrieri's gritty photographs. 4to, photo-pictorial boards; endpapers lightly foxed; photo-pictorial dust jacket, edgeworn and lightly foxed. Parr/Badger I 214. first edition.
Mario Carrieri, a photojournalist and cinematographer, abandoned all projects between 1957 and 1959 to photograph Milan exclusively. Heavily influenced by William Klein, Carrieri''s photographs of Italy''s largest city are dark and dynamic. Carrieri was, at the time, associated with the Italian neo-realist photographers and went on to become an important photographer of sculpture.