31 May 2007
MANILO MORGAGNI (editor)
Italia Imperiale. La Rivista illustrata del 'popolo d'italia' -- Imperial Italy. Italian People's Illustrated Magazine. Milan: La Rivista illustrata del 'popolo d'italia', 1937. Folio (450 x 370mm). Numerous black and white photographs and illustrations, some in colour. Original glossy illustrated boards and black cloth spine (light edge-wear, cloth lifting slightly in places, light wear to endpapers). Provenance: small contemporary press-mark on the front endpaper.
FIRST EDITION. 'THE BEST ITALIAN PROPAGANDA PHOTOBOOK FROM THE FASCIST ERA'; 'its immediate impact derives from its size -- a full-page photograph or montage on this scale has enormous power, especially the many splendid industrial and architectural photographs in the New Vision style' (The Photobook). The Photobook, vol. I, p.175.
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