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Title: Camposanto Di Genova: 50 Vedute
Description: Genova (Genoa), Italy, Edizione A.P. 1900. Hardcover. Textured green boards with green cloth spine. Embossed image in blue and sepia photograph, with gilt decoration and lettering. Accordion fold-out of 50 bw photographs with text on reverse of each. An album of 50 views of the Campsanto di Genova, also known as the Staglieno Cemetery (Cimiterio Monumentale di Staglieno). Each image has, on the reverse, the name of the image and a brief annotation in Italian, French, English, and German. Annetta Black, administrator of the web site atlasobscura.com writes, "In 1804, Napoleon, then in charge of northern Italy, passed the Edict of Saint-Cloud. On the heels of the 1835 cholera epidemic, as churches began to move stacked bodies out of overburdened catacombs and new burials took up the remaining urban space, plans were finally made for a monumental cemetery on the outskirts of town. Designed by the famous Genovese architect Carlo Barabino in a Neo-Classical style, the Staglieno Cemetery (Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno) opened in 1851. A compromise between the formality of the traditional orderly camposanto layout and the newly fashionable wilderness style of boschetto irregulare, seen in Père Lachaise in Paris, the grounds included cloisters, garden paths, and a reproduction of the famous Pantheon in Rome. The new cemetery quickly became the fashionable death option, and increasingly was a showcase for world-class sculpture. The art of the cemetery is closely tied with the emergence of the Realist art movement in the 1850s. By the late 1800s, the cemetery had become not only a popular burial place, but also a tourist attraction with guided tours and booklets." This particular guide book was published by Edizione A.P. in Genova and sold by Fratelli Lichino, located at the Piazza del Camposanto. VG- (Clean but with light cover wear and some age toning to page margins.) .

Keywords: Photography ; Italian Memorial/Funerary Sculpture; Camposanto Di Genova; Staglieno Cemetery ; ;

Price: US$ 20.00 Seller: Kevin Mullen, Bookseller
- Book number: 149157

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