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Title NeoRealismo : the new image in Italy, 1932-1960 / foreword by Martin Scorsese ; edited by Enrica Viganò.

Publication Info. Milano : Admira Edizioni ; Munich ; New York : DelMonico Books/Prestel, 2018.


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Description 349 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
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Note "Published on the occasion of the exhibit NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932-1960 curated by Enrica Viganò and organized by Admira at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, September 6-December 8, 2018"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Little stories that made history / Enrica Viganò -- Italy, realism, neorealism: Visual communication in the new multimedia society / Giuseppe Pinna -- The long journey of neorealist cinema / Gian Piero Brunetta -- Written neorealisms / Bruno Falcetto -- Realism in a fascist era -- Poverty and reconstruction -- Ethnographic investigation -- Photojournalism and the illustrated press -- From art to document -- Lexicon / Enrico Manfredini -- Comparative chronology / Fabio Amodeo.
Summary 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.
Subject Photography -- Italy -- History -- Exhibitions.
Street photography -- Italy -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Photography, Artistic -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Documentary photography -- Italy -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Realism in art -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Scorsese, Martin, writer of foreword.
Viganò, Enrica, editor.
Grey Art Gallery, hosting institution.
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