Un Paese. Photographs by Paul Strand. Text by Casare Zavattini. Einaudi, Milano, 1955. 105 pp. Quarto. First edition. Pale buckram cloth in photo-illustrated dustjacket. Gravure reproductions. Text in Italian.
"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." 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."--Vince Aletti, writing in Roth, et. al., The Book of 101 Books
Near Fine; trace of age tanning to extremities; previous owners' names neatly writen on front free-endpaper; jacket a bit faded; light edge wear with two 3/4" tears at crown of spine.