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Overtaking

Overtaking

When Italy Hit the Accelerator 1946-1961

By (author) Enrico Meduni
By (author) Gabriele D'Autilia

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  • Italy during post-war reconstruction, the economic miracle and the baby boom, in a selection of shots that retrace the unforgettable decade between 1950 and 1960
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A fine but resilient thread links in Italy the privation and hardship of the post-war period with the economic boom that would burst forth throughout the sixties. Overtaking is not only a reference to the 1962 film The Easy Life (originally released as Il sorpasso, literally "overtaking"), now firmly embedded in popular culture. It evokes the idea of a country that accelerates, vying for a position - not without some show of aggression, vulgarity, and swagger - one that somehow overtakes itself, managing to forge ahead despite the social problems it often leaves unsolved or are created by the rapid development itself. Text in English and Italian.
Specifications
Publisher
Silvana
ISBN
9788836640683
Published
20th Feb 2019
Binding
Hardback
Size
240 mm x 200 mm
Pages
208 Pages
Illustrations
160 color, b&w
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