Milano, Italia. Photographs by Mario Carrieri. C.M. Lerici Editore, Milan, 1959. 166 pp. Quarto 911.5 x 9.75 in./29.5 x 25 cm). First edition. Decorated paper over boards. Illustrated dust jacket. 135 full page gravure reproductions.
“...one of the most important works of the neo-realist tendency of the late 1950s;” (Parr & Badger). Carrieri was a leading photojournalist and cinematographer who devoted himself to photographing Milan for two years between 1957 and 1959. The obvious influence here is William Klein, whose book >New York (1954) was published in an Italian edition (as well as English and French). As Parr & Badger explain, however, the tone of Carrieri's work sidesteps the humor inherent to Klein's style. As such, he "confines himself to the city's grittier aspects, being drawn to the desolate outer suburbs, and even when photographing the city's glamorous center, he manages to make it look dark and dangerous..At the time he made Milano Carrieri was associated with the Italian neo-realist photographers Cesare Columbo and Mario di Biasi, before he went on to become a distinguished photographer of sculpture”
Near Fine in about Fine dust jacket; wear to extremities; lower corners with minor bumps and abrasion; jacket with light fading; lower corners and crown of spine touched slightly.