Milan, Italy: Photology, 2005. 28.5x23.5cm: 249pp. Stated First Edition. Bound in original publisher’s photo-illustrated boards with floral pattern decorative endpapers. Issued without a dust jacket. Boards mildly rubbed with moderate wear to corners and bottom of boards, with some exposure. Text block edge lightly soiled. Internally clean and bright. Better than Very Good.
This book was published to coincide with the exhibition Beat & Pieces at the Galleria Photology in Milan, which ran from September 15 through November 15, 2005. The exhibition was said to offer a complete story of the Beat generation in the words of Fernanda Pivano with photographs by Allen Ginsberg. Pivano was one of the key figures of the Italian literary scene during the second half of the 20th century, having befriended several of the most significant authors of the Beat generation.
This book features 133 Beat photographs by Allen Ginsberg, most with facsimile handwritten notations and 48 Beat pieces by Fernanda Pivano. An impressive visual history of the Beat generation with text in English and Italian.