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CARLO MOLLINO: POLAROIDS. Second edition. Fulvio Ferrari and Napoleone Ferrari. Damiani Editore, Bologna, 2014. Original edition published 2002 {Worldwide 110282}. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 222 pp. with 444 ills. (410 col.). 28 x 23 cm. ISBN 9788862083782 In English.
Publisher's description: In a career that spanned more than four decades, Carlo Mollino designed buildings, homes, furniture, cars and aircraft. One of the most dashing figures of mid-century Italy, Mollino was famed for his design finesse and his elegant organicism. In 1949 he published an important book on photography: Message from the Darkroom. Sometime around 1960, he began to seek out women-mostly dancers-in his native Turin, inviting them to his villa for late-night modeling sessions. The models would pose against extraordinary backdrops, designed by Mollino, in clothing, wigs and accessories that he had carefully selected. Finally, having printed the Polaroids, Mollino would painstakingly amend them with an extremely fine brush, to attain his idealized vision of the female form. The pictures, which totaled around 1,200, remained a secret until after his death, in 1973. Only a few were ever publically shown, until the acclaimed first edition of this volume was published by James Crump in 2002.
Artist(s):Mollino, Carlo
Indexing: Western — Italy — Post-1945 — Photography
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 164652
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