Edition : First / Rome / Cinecitta / 1992 / Softcover. / VG+ 4to, Unpaginated (ca 128pp). Printed wraps. Numerous Colour Black & White plates. Text in English and French. Neat ownership stamp of NYC art face and archivist Larry Qualls to FFEP.
Stunning visual Antonioni monograph, comprising of set stills from almost all of his films, including Blow up, La Notte, L’Avventura and L’Eclisse. Very Monica Vitti heavy, with Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni and Alain Delon along with a who’s who of the new wave. The work of Antonioni has always been exercise in elegant and subtle scenography, and the still images here exemplify this in a way that the moving image inherently cannot, making it an essential reference to his work.