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The Doorbells of Florence
     

The Doorbells of Florence

by Andrew Losowsky
 

These alluring photographs of doorbell panels in Florence, Italy, inspired stories that imagine the lives of the people who dwell at each address. Charming, whimsical, and elegant, each story is a perfect match for its photo, balancingthe antique, old-world appeal of Florence and the contemporary, gritty realities of a modern city. The photos lay bare a rarely

Overview

These alluring photographs of doorbell panels in Florence, Italy, inspired stories that imagine the lives of the people who dwell at each address. Charming, whimsical, and elegant, each story is a perfect match for its photo, balancingthe antique, old-world appeal of Florence and the contemporary, gritty realities of a modern city. The photos lay bare a rarely observed side of Florence and the stories capture the spirit of peeking inside the secrets, habits, and desires of a city's inhabitants. Travelers, lovers of Italy, and imaginative wanderers will delight in this beautiful collection, which features hand-drawn lettering and a silk-screened cover.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811866491
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
03/25/2009
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
934,655
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Losowsky is an award-winning writer, editor, and journalist. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, The Independent, Wired, and The Believer. He won the 2006 Lulu Blooker prize for his original self-published edition of The Doorbells of Florence.

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