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Staglieno.
Photographs by Lee Friedlander. Text by Peter Galassi and Maria Friedlander.
Nazraeli Press, Tucson, 2002. In English. 56 pp., 48 duotone illustrations, 11¼x11¾".

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Out of Print.

First Edition.

Signed by Lee Friedlander.

Fine condition.

The Staglieno cemetery near Genoa was created in the 19th century. It is home not only to those whose bones lie buried beneath, but also to the splendidly ornate display of sculptures erected in their memory. Carved from inanimate lumps of stone, these memorials have become more than the monumental tributes they were originally commissioned to be. Now feathered with a gentle coat of dust, each appears to have taken on a life of its own and out of the melancholy of death comes the comforting notion of a presence that will remain. This series of photographs by the inestimable Lee Friedlander will certainly delight with its beauty; it may also surprise with its warmth, and its sense of immortality. Superbly printed in duotone on matte art paper, and bound in rich velvet, Staglieno is published in an edition of 2,000 copies. 


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