Italy from Above

Italy from Above

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by Franco Zeffirelli
     
 
Splendido! This is perhaps the only way to describe this book, a superb photographic tableau that shows Italy from all angles with all the artistic insight and technical innovation worthy of the Bel Paese. All of Italy unfolds in a sumptuous collection of aerial images taken by photographers who know and love their own country. This is a "trophy" book on a land that,

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Splendido! This is perhaps the only way to describe this book, a superb photographic tableau that shows Italy from all angles with all the artistic insight and technical innovation worthy of the Bel Paese. All of Italy unfolds in a sumptuous collection of aerial images taken by photographers who know and love their own country. This is a "trophy" book on a land that, from above, appears to have been laid out by a master eye. Specially commissioned photographers have explored everywhere to bring the reader unusual perspectives on the country's breathtaking beauty and its many identities, from folk to high art. The Alps in the north and the volcano-hewn coastlines of the south, majestic cathedrals and Roman ruins, colorful cities and hidden villages-these are all part of Italy. The photos in this book invite the reader to ponder these treasures anew, while appreciating the human life in their midst. Fascinating images of familiar landmarks appear, but surprises hide around every corner.This book captures the many flavors of Italy in ways that few books can. All of Italy's regions spring to life dramatically in these gorgeous photos. Italy has cultivated beauty, art, and science for centuries, and in this book the Bel Paese itself-its terrain, its monuments, its people-appears as a masterpiece.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788854400832
Publisher:
White Star Publishers
Publication date:
10/11/2005
Pages:
428
Product dimensions:
11.44(w) x 13.30(h) x 1.47(d)

Meet the Author

Alberto Bertolazzi was born in 1961 and studied philosophy at the University of Pavia. A dedicated traveler and enthusiastic naturalist, he has written for La Repubblica, La Stampa, Il Giornale Nuovo, Il Piccolo di Trieste, and Il Giorno. He has contributed articles to travel and adventure magazines, including Meridiani, Sestante, and Panorama.

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For those legions of people for whom Italy is the special place in the heart this new book will serve as a feast. Imagine riding in a low flying glider from the north to the south and everywhere in between, swooping down for intimate views of lakes, cottages, villas, cities, ruins, and landscape: reading and viewing this book is very much like that quietest of all transportation modes and equally as thrilling. Alberto Bertolazzi, and experienced travel writer, has worked with Marcello Bertinetti and other outstanding photographers to create this romantic journey to his beloved Italy from the vantage of the sky. After a warm introduction by Franco Zeffirelli, and an equally impressive preface by Giuliano Urbani, Bertolazzi and his photographers take us from volcanoes, the Alps, the lakes, and vineyards, the ruins many have never seen, the majestic palaces and villas, a perspective of Venice that is surpassingly beautiful, the cities as seen form above, to the small treasures unknown to the casual visitor. This is an insider's view of Italy and all its flavors and people.The quality of the photographs is stunning and we are treated to page after page of splendid sites and surprising treasures, from the mundane to the internationally significant. This is simply a magnificent volume that promises, and gives, an Italy never before seen in books. Highly Recommended. Grady Harp