"ANGELS AT THE ARNO" par Eric LINDBLOOM. Editions David R. Godine, Boston. 1994.
ANGELS AT THE ARNO
"ANGELS AT THE ARNO" par Eric LINDBLOOM. Editions David R. Godine, Boston. 1994. Imprimé en Italie. Grand in-8 format oblong, dos droit, couverture toilée cerise sous jaquette photo. 80 pages. Texte en anglais, préface de Linda Pastan, introduction par Ben Lifson, postface par Italo Zannier, illustré de 42 reproductions photographiques noir & blanc, pleine page, par Eric Lindbloom.
"The Florence revealed in Eric Lindbloom's Angels at the Arno is almost startling in its intimacy and quiet solitude. Lindblooms view of the city - rendered exclusively through the plastic lens of a Diana camera, virtually a child's toy - brings this venerable city to new life and light. With unabashed subjectivity and an offbeat, oneiric sensibility, Lindbloom conveys his sense of an unveiled Florence, filled with views striking for the beauty they contain rather than for the history they suggest. This is a city not so much of paintings and trattoria as of mysterious, hidden sculptures, emerging from the ancient architecture like stone made flesh. As Linda Pastan writes in her preface, Lindbloom's Florence is "transformed from a city of blaring car horns and leather vendors, impressive piazzas and forbidding facades to a quiet place of small streets and courtyards, of homespun angels whose wings throw light and shadow over everything, even at high noon."…"