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Picture of Paparazzo (Limited Edition)

Paparazzo (Limited Edition)

Elio Sorci

Binding: Handmade black and gold box with lasercut, hinged magnetic lid
ISBN: 9781909399433
Price: £1,000.00
Your price: £900.00


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Publisher's Description

The post-Fascist Italy of the early 1950s saw an explosion in international film production, and as stars flocked to Rome – followed by models, playboys, and monarchs – the city was transformed. A small band of press photographers were the very first to document this ‘Hollywood on the Tiber’ phenomenon, and in doing so they revolutionised their art form forever. These men would later be dubbed the ‘paparazzi’, and they changed the face of photojournalism. Among their number was Elio Sorci. Sorci was a strategic mastermind, with an independent spirit and unparalleled appetite for adventure that made him a leader in his field (his was the image that finally confirmed the Elizabeth Taylor–Richard Burton affair). Sorci’s stripped-back images depict this world just as it was, often tinged with vulgarity and essentially superficial, but thrilling, compelling, and seductive. Paparazzo is the first definitive collection of his award-winning work across four decades. Each frame captures the vitality and excitement of ‘la Dolce Vita’, while revealing something of the charm, vivacity, intuition, and tenacity of the man himself.

One of a limited run of 50 copies

• Handmade black and gold box with lasercut, hinged magnetic lid

• Black foam inlay with 20mm black ribbon

• Custom made, printed gold envelope

• Wax seal with embossed ‘ES’ monogram

• Archival quality digital print

Publisher: Roads

Size: 340 x 240 mm

352 pages