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NeoRealismo : the new image in Italy, 1932-1960

By: Vigano, Enrica Scorsese, Martin(Foreword by) Amodeo, Fabio(Contributions by) Brunetta, Gian Piero(Contributions by) Falcetto, Bruno(Contributions by) Pinna, Giuseppe(Contributions by)

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30 cm 349 pages : illustrations (black and white)
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Published to accompany an exhibition of the same name held at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, 6th September-8th December, 2018.

Originally used for Fascist propaganda, the camera in Italy became a tool for artists to reveal the poverty and oppression of their country and a way to instigate positive social development and create a national identity.

The NeoRealismo style became a call for economic justice as well as an artistic movement that influenced the modern world.

The achievements of that movement are celebrated in this book with more than 200 illustrations, including exquisitely reproduced photographs and magazine images as well as film stills and posters.

Together these images portray the seismic changes that took place throughout Italy during and after the war.

The migration from south to north, the rural and urban poverty, and the desire to establish a national identity are all given expression through the photographers' lenses.

Accompanying essays discuss the technological changes that transformed the country, trace the evolution of Neorealist cinema, and explore how writers became part of this revolution.

Beautiful, raw, and free of artifice, these images and the people who created them ushered a unique and fascinating moment in modern art history.


1DST Italy, 3JJG c 1918 to c 1939 (Inter-war period), 3JJH c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2), 3JJPG c 1945 to c 1960, AJCR Photographic reportage

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