31 May 2007
Un Paese. Milan: Einaudi, 1955. Quarto (290 x 230mm). 86 black and white photographs. Original light grey cloth, spine lettered in black and red, original photo-illustrated dust-jacket (cloth edges lightly sunned, dust-jacket sunned, two short tears on front panel). Provenance: Mario Finocchiaro (stamps on endpapers).
FIRST EDITION. From the collection of Italian photographer Mario Finocchiaro. It is with this book that Strand achieved his goal of documenting the ideal town and its inhabitants - La France de profil had been a composite built from images gathered all over France.
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