Photographs by William Klein
Aperture, New York, 2009, English
Nonfiction, Photography
9 5/8 x 13 3/8 inches, hardcover, 224 pages, 120 images and illustrations
ISBN: 9781597111195

From the Publisher. In 1956, a 28-year-old William Klein arrived in Rome to assist Federico Fellini on his film Nights of Cabiria (1957). When the start of filming was delayed, Klein spent his time strolling about the city with Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Alberto Moravia, and other avant-garde Italian writers and artists serving as his guides. It was on these walks that Rome, a radical and brilliant visual diary of the city, was born. First published in 1959, it features quirky extended captions interspersed with observations about the city by Stendhal, Michelet, Mark Twain, Henry James, and others. This beautifully produced edition includes Klein's never-before-seen fashion pictures, along with new and updated text by the photographer. Now redesigned to encompass two volumes in a special slipcase, this new edition offers audiences another chance to celebrate this groundbreaking work. As Fellini said, “Rome is a movie, and Klein did it.”

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Isaac Mizrahi

All the city books by William Klein—New York, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, etc. I have them all. They’re fabulous.

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