19.06_26.08.1945 / Andrea Botto

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Editeur / Publisher : [Ravenna] : [Danilo Montanari editore] , 2014

Type : Livre / Book

Langue / Language : anglais / English

Livres d'artistes -- 2000-....

Résumé / Abstract : "Created in the memory of Andrea Botto's grandfather Primo Benedetti, the book traces his journey through Northern Germany to his home in Tuscany after being released from a Nazi prisoner of war camp on June 19, 1945. Botto's approach was to compile images from the internet by searching dates in tandem with the names of cities through which his grandfather passed. Pages of historical images are combined with 1:1 scale personal documents and letters sent to his family during his imprisonment. The resulting book feels as if the reader has discovered an encyclopedia of war filled with tender personal documents slipped between its pages"--Jeffrey Ladd on TIME LightBox