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butturini, gian - london. 1969. hardcover. with dustjacket
Editrice SAF, Verona. Self-published.1969. First edition, first printing. Martin Parr, Gerry Badger, The Photobook, volume 3, page 154/155. Hardback with full grey linen and jacket. 270 x 330 mm (10 1/2 x 13 inch). 104 pages. 78 black and white photographs. Texts by Gian Butturini and Luciano Mondini. Poem by Allen Ginsberg. Quote by Robert Capa printed in black to front free endpaper. Condition: Book inside and outside in great condition with no bumping or any other defects. Dustjacket excellent with no tears and no missing parts; inner flap of the rear side with light crease at the one corner. Overall excellent condition of the scarce title! Breath-taking photobook! With the original dustjacket! "In these scathing photographs of Swinging London at it`s apex Butturini shows a side of London far from the popularised image of Carnaby Street, which he describes in his introduction as being an amusement park of sequins, bad taste, visual clamor, and sales pitch. Having been shocked at what he found on a visit to the City he felt compelled to create this report which highlights the disparity between the popular notions of psychedelic optimism and sexual liberty with photographs of the homeless, addicts at Victoria Station, and ordinary working Londoners. At the age of 35 Butturini gave up a successful career in advertising to concentrate on photography, this was his first book. It is more Don McCullin than David Bailey. Occasionally, Butturini labours the social contrast, but all in all, this is the book that McCullin might have made about London but unfortunately never has - alt hough he still might." (Gerry Badger)

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