ITALY AREA Scott #0 I FRANCOBOLLI ITALIANI * FEDERICO ZERI * "The Italian stamps - Graphics and ideology from the origins to 1948" Stamp

Condition: I FRANCOBOLLI ITALIANI * FEDERICO ZERI * "The Italian stamps - Graphics and ideology from the origins to 1948"
Country: ITALY
86 pages (10.5 x 16 cm) - over 100 illustrations - Paperback - 1993 FIRST EDITION!!! In Italian **** Italian art historian Federico Zeri offers a new way to look at the stamps of Italy for those who want to go beyond the simple vignette of the stamp and get a higher appreciation of the artistry of stamp design. Originally part of the 1980 great opus "Italian Art History" published by Einaudi, the essay by Federico Zeri entitled "The Italian stamps - Graphics and ideology from the origins to 1948" has become a solid reference for those who like to learn more about Italian stamps, and in the process reach a much higher level of their appreciation of them, beyond the philatelic platform to the level of stamps as an art form. He also delves into the use of stamps as a propaganda tool, and examines the conciseness of the message and of the design which in a number of cases is not as simple as it may appear. Federico Zeri (1921-1998), goes beyond appearances examining stamp design and choice o colors, as well as printing techniques from the Italian States to the early years of the Italian Republic. Thanks to his long stay in England and USA, his international reputation as a great art connoisseur made Zeri the most famous and respected Italian art historian in the world,
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Item Id #: 014015