Born in Brooklyn, photographer Frank Monaco (They Dwell in Monasteries) grew up hearing his mother's stories about her native village, Cantulpo, in the Molise, a mountainous, wild and terribly poor region of southern Italy. In 1950, Monaco traveled to the Molise, and took pictures to send his mother. A son's loving gesture soon turned into an extensive project, and Monaco documented the village and its inhabitants with tremendous intimacy and grace. At that time, many of the men of Molise had emigrated, and until they earned enough to send for their families, the women were left behind to work, look after their children, prayand survive. Monaco's black-and-white pictures, collected in The Women of Molise: An Italian Village, 1950, catch them in moments of solemn ritual, tenderness and sometimes even joy. A sensitive record of an important moment in a region's history.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Thomas Dunne Books, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110312273126
Book Description Thomas Dunne Books, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0312273126
Book Description Thomas Dunne Books, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0312273126