MOLLINO, CARLO. Message from the Darkroom. Introduction by Fulvio Ferrari; 446 pp, 309 b&w plates, and 15 color plates. Folio, cloth. Turin, Adarte, 2006.
Long unavailable, Message from the Darkroom was first published in Italy in 1949. In 323 plates illustrating the work of 132 photographers and nine painters, Mollino traced a history of the form and the evolution of taste over the years, highlighting the work of Nadar and Hill, Atget, Alvarez Bravo and Man Ray, with a chapter dedicated to each. An equal number of pages are allotted to mastery of photographic techniques. The new edition replicates the original with color tipped-in images again pasted in by hand. Text in English.
Item nr. 122397