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Italian Film and Culture

Italian Film and Culture

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The Italian Cinema, Leprohon, Pierre
41 Leprohon, Pierre The Italian Cinema
NY Praeger 1972. Paper 
History of Italian film from 1895-1969. Inclds. bio. dict. many stills. Light wear & soiling to covers & top edge. Vg. Laid in is a nice large postcard for a series of Italian Neorealist films along with a foldout brochure for a series "Signore & Signore: Leading Ladies of Italian Cinema that was held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2007. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Numero Unico Futurista Campari 1931, Futurismo 1932, Dinamo Futurista 1933, Lista, Giovanni
42 Lista, Giovanni Numero Unico Futurista Campari 1931, Futurismo 1932, Dinamo Futurista 1933
Paris Jean-Michel Place 1979 First Edition Oversize Illus Bds. 
TEXT IN ITALIAN. A superb book consisting of reproductions of 3 Futurist journals including one in which the Italian artists, poets and writers pay tribute to Campari liquors through design, paintings and writings. The book is magnificently produced with several tipped in plates in full color along with beautiful graphics printed on heavy paper in two colors, 100's of b&w repros of paintings and artwork and strong contemporary cover design. Published without a dustjacket and in fine condition. Very rare. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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43 Melotti, Fausto Fausto Melotti The Deserted City
New York City Hauser & Wirth 2018 First Edition Booklet 
Uncommon 24pg. laminated checklist for an exhibition of the little known Italian sculptor Fausto Melotti that was held in nyc in 2018. Illustrated with 62 small color photos of the works shown along with details about each work. Laid in is a nice large announcement for the show along with a 2pg press release. Vg+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
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44 Mollica, Vencenzo, Edited By Le Canzoni Di Anna Magnani
Italy Editori Del grifo/Warner Communications 1989 2292463441 First Edition Boxed Set 
TEXT IN ITALIAN. A rare and wonderful Anna Magnani item. Set in a cardboard hinged box the collection includes a long playing recording of Magnani singing songs. Also included is a laser disc (remember those) of interviews with Magnani and others including Pasolini, and finally there is a beautiful large 11 1/2" x 11 1/2" paper book documenting her remarkable life and career. Illustrated with mosly color repros. of posters, paintings and drawings of her, photos, stills, record album covers, magazines covers and more. All the items are fine. Laid in is a nice program for a film retro of 24 of her films that was held at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in 2016. Illustrated and with notes on each film. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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45 Mollica, Vincenzo, editor Fellini!
Italy Skira 2003 8884917689 / 9788884917683 First Edition Oversize Paper 
Beautiful book that focuses on the artwork of Federico Fellini. Illustrated with 150 color repros. of his drawings and comic caricatures from his early years to his late somewhat erotic drawings. Published in conj. with a retro. of his films and art at the Guggenheim Museum.. A beautiful copy with just a touch of light soiling to the all white covers. Fine. Laid in is .a nice small poster for 8 1/2 the 50th anniversary event 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Two, A Phallic Novel, Moravia,Alberto
46 Moravia,Alberto Two, A Phallic Novel
NY Farrar Straus Giroux 1972. 0374280053 / 9780374280055 
fine/fine. 1st. Am. ed. Binding is Hb. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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47 Moschini, Francesco, Edited By. Massimo Scolari. Watercolors And Drawings 1965-1980.
New York Rizzoli. 1980 0847803171 / 9780847803170 1st American Edition Large Paper 
TEXT IN ITALIAN AND ENGLISH. Wonderful catalog of fantastic watercolors, drawings & collages by a controversial Italian architect. Published in conj. with an exhibition of Scolari's work. Very minute corner crease to front cover. Vg. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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L'Avventura, Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey
48 Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey L'Avventura
Great Britain. British Film Institute 1997 0851705340 / 9780851705347 First Edition Small Paper 
Scarce 75pg. critical study in the terrific BFI classics series on the Antonioni masterwork which has a simple plot (a woman disappears) but a complex structure that is still influencing filmmakers to this day. Includes essays on the making of the film, Antonioni's career and the essay "Dear Antonioni" by Roland Barthes. Illustrated with many small stills. Tiny corner crease to the front cover, otherwise fine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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49 Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey Visconti
New York Doubleday & Co. 1968 1st Paper Edition Paper 
Career study of the great Italian director. Illus. w. 56 photos + filmog. Price scraped off front cover & very minute cover wear. Vg+. 
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Visconti, Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey
50 Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey Visconti
New York Viking Press 1973 67044426X Updated Edition. Small 
Career study of Visconti originally published in 1968, this update edition has a new chapter on "The Outsider," "The Damned," & "Death In Venice." 56 photos + filmog. Small damp stain to verso of dj. & very teeny tiny damp spot that is hardly visible to the last few pgs. of the book. Vg/vg. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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51 Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey Visconti
New York Doubleday 1968 Small 
The original edition of career study of Visconti. 56 photos + filmog. The dustjacket has wear: some chipping, a few small tears. The book is fine the dustjacket is Good 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Mimmo Paladino, Paladino, Mimmo
52 Paladino, Mimmo Mimmo Paladino
Milan Giancarlo Politi Editore 1990 8878160334 / 9788878160330 1st Edition Paper 
TEXT IN ITALIAN. Includes an interview + many b&w & color repros. of his art along with some red line in text drawings & biblio. Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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53 Pasolini , Pier Paolo with an Introduction By Jonathan Keates Roman Nights And Other Stories
London Quartet Books 1994 0704302055 / 9780704302051 1st Printing Small Paper 
5 short stories "several of the stories are so strong,so raw in their homoeroticism." New York Times. by the late Italian director who was murdered in 1975. Light browning to the cheap paper used. Fine. LAID IN IS A NICE 30PG. BOOKLET FOR THE FILM MAMMA ROMA ISSUED FOR IT'S CRITERION RELEASE. LIGHT WEAR. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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54 Pasolini, Pier Paolo. Translated & with an Intro. By Stuart Hood. A Dream Of Something.
London. Quartet Books 1988 0704300486 / 9780704300484 1st English Edition. Paper 
Novel by the late controversial director and writer about 3 young friends growing up in the late 1940's countryside of Italy. Very minute wear to the covers. Near fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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A Violent Life, Pasolini, Pier Paolo. Translated By William Weaver
55 Pasolini, Pier Paolo. Translated By William Weaver A Violent Life
Great Britain. Carcanet 1985 0856355879 / 9780856355875 Later Edition Paper 
The late director's novel about amoral street hoods. Pasolini himself was murdered in 1975 by someone not unlike the main character. Light wear to the covers and a tiny touch of wear to the very corner tips of a few of the 1st pgs. Vg. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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56 Perry, Ted Filmguide To 8 1/2
IN. Indiana University Press 1975 0253393221 / 9780253393227 1st Edition Paper 
Inclds. notes on the film & Fellini along with analysis, filmog., biblio. & discog. No photos. Price inked out on bottom of cover & top of 1/2 title pg. also a few pgs. of the bibliography has some ink underlining, some of which have been erased, the rest of the book is fine. Vg. Laid in is .a nice small poster for 8 1/2 the 50th anniversary event 
Price: 20.00 USD
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57 Pettigrew, Damian I'm a Born Liar. A Fellini Lexicon
New York City Harry N. Abrams 2003 0810946173 / 9780810946170 First Edition First Printing Oversize Bds 
The great director on everything from A to Z based on interviews with him. Illustrated with 125 photographs, candids and stills some in color. Fine/fine Laid in is a nice fold over booklet for the dvd release for I Vitelloni 
Price: 25.00 USD
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58 Pistagnesi, Patrizia Anna Magnani
Italy Fabbri Editori 1988 1st Edition Oversize Paper 
TEXT IN ENGLISH. Magnificent book on the late great actress that was published in conjunction with a major retrospective of her films that was held at The Museum Of Modern Art. Includes written homages, text, autobiographical notes and 100's of photos and stills. Scarce. A fine pristine unread copy. Laid in is a nice program for a film retro of 24 of her films that was held at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in 2016. Illustrated and with notes on each film. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Wilhelm Von Gloeden, Pohlmann, Ulrich
59 Pohlmann, Ulrich Wilhelm Von Gloeden
New York Te Neues Pub Group 1998 3823803654 / 9783823803652 First Edition Small Cloth with Dustjacket 
A beautiful edition of 60 of Von Gloeden's photographs including many of his notorious nude photographs of young male models that were taken in the Sicilian town of Taormina. Also includes some of his landscape work along with an essay by Ulrich Pohlmann. Most of Von Gloeden's original photographs were destroyed by the Italian fascists. Laid in are two postcards. Fine/fine. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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60 Price, Barbara Anne & Price, Theodore Federico Fellini. An Annotated International Bibliography
Scarecrow Press 1978. 0810811049 / 9780810811041 
fine/no dj. as issued. Useful large reference work on the great Italian dir. Inclds. entries on all his films up through "Casanova". No illus. 1st ed. Binding is cl. no dj. Laid in is a postcard for the film "Fellini I'm A Born Liar." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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