Pictures from Italy (Hardcover)
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* Although seldom overtly political, 'Pictures from Italy' often touches on the corruption and cruelty of Italian history, the grinding poverty and a sense of continuing oppression lurking just below the surface.
About the Author
Charles Dickens (1812-1870), one of the greatest British novelists of all time was also a journalist, an actor and a curious observer of the streets. In his novels, essays and journalism he brought to life the momentous nineteenth century, captive to commerce and greed, science and progress, conquest and colonialism. Human oddities, frailty, greed, sorrow and sentiment, the poor, meek and the laboring moved him. Acts of time and history, mortality and the compassion that may yet redeem us absorbed his attention and got written into his extraordinary fiction.
Livia Signorini is based in Italy and splits her time between Rome and Milan. She studied art at Temple University and Universita la Sapienza of Rome, and has worked as an artist and picture researcher since 1988. Her work has been exhibited in different galleries in both Rome and Berlin, and includes mostly collages or the reinvention of found objects.