Paris: Contrejour, 1987. 1st Edition. Oblong quarto, publisher's stiff paper wraps, original pictorially illustrated dust jacket.
First edition of French photographer Claude Nori's collection of Italian seaside photos, published by the photographer's own press. Inspired by his lifelong fascination with la dolce vita stemming from his early childhood trips to the coast in the 1960s, Nori's rich black-and-white images encapsulate the Mediterranean lifestyle and carefree holiday spirit by way of the legendary venues, bathing resorts, and beaches he began documenting in 1982. Nori founded his collective Contrejour in 1975 after failing to find anyone willing to publish his book of more abstract photos, Lunettes; the press quickly attracted the attention of contemporary photographers frustrated with the current French publishing landscape and grew into a influential collective, publisher, newspaper and gallery that included the likes of Arnaud Claass, Annie Walther, Jacques Marchois, Carole Naggar, André Laude and Jean-Claude Gautrand. Text in French. Moderate rubbing to edges, approx. 1" closed tear to upper flap-fold and half-inch tear to spine tail, corners banged. Very good. Item #2504