First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Imperial purple laminated cloth-covered boards, with tipped-in duotone plate on cover and title stamped in silver on spine, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Carlo Mollino. Essay (in English) by Napoleone Ferrari. Edited by Fulvio Ferrari. Includes an artist's bibliography and notes on the contributors. Designed by Fulvio and Napoleone Ferrari. 336 pp., with 220 four-color plates and numerous additional illustrations, gorgeously printed on fine matt paper by Stamperia Artistica Nazionale, Turin, from color separations by la Reprografica, Turin. 11 3/4 x 10 inches.
CONDITION: New in publisher's shrink-wrap.
From the publisher: "The Italian architect and designer Carlo Mollino held photography dear--it was one of his great passions and favorite means of expression, and an excellent way to enjoy another great passion, women. The photographs gathered here were all set in one of Mollino's private apartments, which he refurbished especially for this purpose. An advocate of retouching, as documented in his treatise The Message from the Dark Room, Mollino also painted on his photos or negatives. Most of what appears here has been revised, most bodies sculpted and reshaped, and visibly so now that time has altered the color of the prints, revealing his handiwork. This portfolio, spanning from 1956 to 1962, ends just before Mollino's Polaroid work of the 60s. It was made using a Leica and color negative film, and has never been published before."