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Guardians of Silence : A Photographic Journey of the Italian Front in Wwi (Hardcover) (Andrea Contrini)

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The front that stretched between Italy and Austria in World War I was one of the most impressively fortified in the whole theater, encompassing substantial fortresses on both sides of the Great Plateaus of Trentino.       A century later, the front remains remarkably visible—worn by time and neglect, but nonetheless standing as a marker of the hostilities along what has for decades now been a peaceful border. Inspired by the centennial, photographer Andrea Contrini set out to explore the remnants of the front, and the result is this stunning full-color book. From the heights of crumbling fortress walls to the depths of forgotten caves, Contrini captures the physical remains of the deadly history of the region—all set amid breathtaking mountain scenery. Through Contrini’s lens, the Italian-Austrian front, and by extension the experiences of the men who struggled and died there, comes to life once more, a reminder of the war’s incredible physical and human toll. 
Number of Pages: 208
Genre: Photography, History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Andrea Contrini
Language: English
Street Date: October 15, 2016
TCIN: 51683045
UPC: 9788874982349
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-4572
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