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Italian Sketches. The Faces of Modern Italy (EBOOK)

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The icons of contemporary culture finally find a forum in Italian Sketches: the faces of modern Italy, a book that dares to investigate the whos and whys behind one of the world’s most-loved countries. Drawn from Pirro’s column in The Florentine, Tuscany’s English-speaking newspaper, Italian Sketches portrays a nation whose modern cultural landscape remains largely undiscovered.

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The icons of contemporary culture finally find a forum in Italian Sketches: the faces of modern Italy, a book that dares to investigate the whos and whys behind one of the world’s most-loved countries. Drawn from Pirro’s column in The Florentine, Tuscany’s English-speaking newspaper, Italian Sketches portrays a nation whose modern cultural landscape remains largely undiscovered. The author’s articulate prose, accompanied by Leo Cardini’s eye-catching illustrations, captures the lives of those used to the limelight and shines a spotlight on many of Italy’s lesser-known masters whose savvy or sacrifice should not be left untold. Both dramatic and surprisingly candid, these intriguing essays reveal a country whose questions can only be answered one sketch at a time.
Deirdre Pirro leads the way through modern Italy’s trials and triumphs, showcasing the country’s ingenious savior-faire and shouldering its inherent social dilemmas.

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Book type

Paperback

Number of pages

160 pages, hand-drawn illustrations, black and white

ISBN

978-88-902434-4-8

Publication date

Second edition, September 2009

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