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The Doorbells of Florence

The Doorbells of Florence

Fictional Stories and Photographs

By Andrew Losowsky


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These alluring photographs of doorbell panels in Florence, Italy, inspired stories that imagine the lives of the people who dwell at each address. Charming, whimsical, and elegant, each story is a perfect match for its photo, balancingthe antique, old-world appeal of Florence and the contemporary, gritty realities of a modern city. The photos lay bare a rarely observed side of Florence and the stories capture the spirit of peeking inside the secrets, habits, and desires of a city's inhabitants. Travelers, lovers of Italy, and imaginative wanderers will delight in this beautiful collection, which features hand-drawn lettering and a silk-screened cover.

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Size: 5 x 7 in;
Pages: 128 pp;
35 full-color photographs
Format: Hardcover
Publication: March 2009
ISBN: 9780811866491
ISBN10: 811866491
Andrew Losowsky is an award-winning writer, editor, and journalist. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, The Independent, Wired, and The Believer. He won the 2006 Lulu Blooker prize for his original self-published edition of The Doorbells of Florence.