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David Lees for LIFE
Triumph from Tragedy / I giorni dell’alluvione
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the flood which struck Florence on November 4th 1966 / In occasione del quarantesimo anniversario dell’alluvione che colpì Firenze il 4 novembre 1966

Polistampa, 2006

Pages: 80

Features: b/w & col ills, paperback

Size: 17x24

ISBN: 978-88-596-0124-1


A5 / Restauro

DSU1 / Storia

TL8 / Fotografia

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Italian and English text

Catalog of the homonymous exhibition (Florence, Sala d’Arme of Palazzo Vecchio, 4 November 2006 - 7 January 2007), the volume reproduces,  by dividing them into sections Devastazione, Recupero e Restauro, 43 b/w snapshots taken for «Life» magazine by david Lees during the Florentine great flood in 1966.
The photographer lived most of his life in Italy and in particular in Florence, where he was born, in fact he felt more Florentine than English and he showed that by relating his great flood reportage. Although he as ill, he ran from Pisa with a military helicopter to record the incredible drama.

Texts by
Leonardo Domenici, John F. Street, Edward M. Kennedy, Joyce Acciaioli Rudge, Barbara Baker Burrows, Russell Burrows, Giorgio Bonsanti, Dorothy Seiberling, Debra Simon, Gabriello Mancini e Luciano Buscaglione.

… These photographs, which also reveal the artist’s sensibility, still amaze and stir up emotions supposed to have been overcome by now. Hence they offer us, in the distressing reportage of the disaster, also the Florentines’ reaction who managed to pull themselves together in order to return Florence to its original beauty. (Leonardo Domenici, Mayor of Florence).

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