Item description for Fotocronache Photo-Reportage: From the Island of Truffles to the Kingdom of Misunderstandings by Bruno Munari...
"Photo-reportage is a means of expressing oneself more through images than words. The images can be sculpted, drawn or photographed, the medium isn't important. The urgent needs of modern publishing have turned the cameraman's chisel into a camera. In the past, to see the story narrated on the Trojan Column everyone had to go to Rome. Nowadays that column has become a roll of negatives of which the most distant reader can receive a copy at home." --Bruno Munari First published in 1944, Bruno Munari's Fotocronache, here translated into English, was and remains one of the finest, most amusing, and most significant lessons on the uses of photography for communication. With his charming, generous wit and inimitable perceptive abilities, Munari offers a zinging analysis of the power of the image--as a communicator of specific knowledge and a site into which completely other knowledge can be read.
Paperback, 7 x 9.5 in. 94 pages, 95 b/w, illustrations
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Studio: Edizioni Corraini
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.44" Width: 6.6" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Mar 2, 2003
Publisher Edizioni Corraini
ISBN 8886250428 ISBN13 9788886250429
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More About Bruno Munari
Bruno Munari was born in Milan in 1907. He exhibited with the second generation of Italian Futurists early in his career and was a cofounder of the Concrete Art movement. Throughout his life he worked as a graphic and product designer, and devoted progressively more energy to products for children. Numerous awards, including the Andersen prize for Best Children's Author, the Lego prize, the Japan Design Foundation prize, recognize his contributions to a myriad of cultural fields. Munari died in Milan in 1998.