Un Paese. Photographs by Paul Strand. Text by Casare Zavattini. First edition. Pale buckram cloth stamped in black and scarlet-brown at spine. Glossy varnished pale grey-ish green dustjacket (mylar protected). Numerous black-and-white reproductions. Text in Italian. Einaudi, Milano, 1955. 105 pp.
"When Paul Strand moved to France in 1950, he was in exile from an America that had turned sharply conservative. He began pursuing a notion he'd been harboring for years: the portrait in photographs and words of a small town and its inhabitants." (Andrew Roth)On one such project, in 1953, Strand traveled with much acclaimed neo-realist screenwriter Cesare Zavattini (The Bicycle Thief) to the small Italian village of Luzarra to document the life in the quickly changing Old World. This is a scarce, first edition, in Italian, of this classic study.
Dust jacket slightly sun faded with two half-inch tears to front edges (protected by mylar); some yellowing of pages; minor splaying of boards; otherwise Fine.