“VIBRANT, ENERGETIC, SHARP AND COVETABLE”: PIRELLI AND ORSI’S MILANO, 1965
PIRELLI, Giulia and ORSI, Carlo. Milano. Milan: Bruno Alfieri, 1965. Tall folio, original half black cloth, laminated photographic boards. $2700.
First edition of this engaging photo-essay on Milanese life, illustrated with 54 rich full-page photogravures.
This photographic treatment of Milan “decisively reveals the influence of the ‘Swingin’ 60s… The book’s whole emphasis [is] on the dynamic, go-ahead character of Italy’s economic hub and most cosmopolitan city… This is a vibrant, energetic, sharp and covetable book, and if its style tends to win out over substance, that was the 60s that was” (Parr & Badger, 224). Text by Dino Buzzati in Italian.
Interior fine. Minor rubbing to foot of spine. A near-fine copy.