Carver, Norman F. Jr.
Title Italian Hilltowns [*SIGNED*]
Book Condition Near Fine in Very Good dj
Edition First Edition
Publisher Kalamazoo MI Documan Press, Ltd. 1979
Seller ID 23164
[good sound copy, very slight soiling to bottom edge of front cover, no other significant blemishes; jacket has one small closed tear at top of front panel, a couple of surface-scratches, dog-earing and minor paper loss at top of spine extending just a bit into front panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page: "for __________ -- from / an admirer of your beauty / and your talent / Norman F. Carver Jr. / 12/79." "An important new book by a photographer and architect whose previous books are classics in their fields. [This] book covers all regions of Italy, with particular emphasis on little-known places where we can still glimpse a way of life and an atmosphere hardly changed in hundreds of years. These photographs may be among the last records of this important period in urban history as many of the towns are now increasingly abandoned or ravaged by change. The author first examines the significance of the folk architecture in general and its implications for a modern urbanized world. He then demonstrates this significance with perceptive photographs and commentary as he explores the integration of architecture, man, and landscape in the Italian hilltown." Laid in is some ephemera related to the book.
Italy Architecture Architectural Photography