Giuseppe Della Maria

Ritratti di centenari toscani

  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 24 x 28 cm
  • Pages 224
  • Illustrations 100
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2017
  • ISBN 9788836638116
  • Price € 35,00  € 33,25
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Abstract

The volume gathers a hundred short stories and a hundred portraits of men and women who have reached one hundred years of age, all of Tuscan origin – indeed, Tuscany set the record for the region in Italy where people live the longest in 2015.
The backdrop of the photography set is dark, shadowy, even smoky at times, thus portraying a double dimension – life and the afterlife – in order for the subject to stand out on the scene as main and absolute actor in the most important work of all: his or her own life.
The project gives us an amazing opportunity to collect stories from people who were born just before or during World War I. Each story is a brief novel in and of itself and, all together, they offer a never-before-seen picture of Italy in the 1900s.