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ANDREA CONTRINI: I GUARDIANI DEL SILENZIO. Antonio Gibelli and Fernando Larcher. Edizioni Osiride, Rovereto, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 208 pp. with 160 ills. (142 col.). 22 x 31 cm. ISBN 9788874982349 Trilingual in Italian, German and English.
Publisher's description: The front that stretched between Italy and Austria in World War I was one of the most impressively fortified in the whole theater, encompassing substantial fortresses on both sides of the Great Plateaus of Trentino. A century later, the front remains remarkably visible -- worn by time and neglect, but nonetheless standing as a marker of the hostilities along what has for decades now been a peaceful border. Inspired by the centennial, photographer Andrea Contrini set out to explore the remnants of the front, and the result is this stunning full-color book. From the heights of crumbling fortress walls to the depths of forgotten caves, Contrini captures the physical remains of the deadly history of the region -- all set amid breathtaking mountain scenery. Through Contrini's lens, the Italian-Austrian front, and by extension the experiences of the men who struggled and died there, comes to life once more, a reminder of the war's incredible physical and human toll.
Artist(s):Contrini, Andrea
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — Post-2000 — Architecture, Photography
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 173240
Hardcover $35.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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