Few recent writers have been as interested in the cross-over between texts and visual art as Italo Calvino (1923-85).
Involved for most of his life in the publishing industry, he took as much interest in the visual as in the textual aspects of his own and other writers' books.
In this volume twenty international Calvino experts, including Barenghi, Battistini, Belpoliti, Hofstadter, Ricci, Scarpa and others, consider the many facets of the interplay between the visual and textual in Calvinos works, from the use of colours in his fiction to the influence of cartoons, from the graphic qualities of the book covers themselves to the significance of photography and landscape in his fiction and non-fiction.
The volume is appropriately illustrated with images evoked by Calvino's major texts.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 200 pages, b/w illus
- Publisher: Maney Publishing
- Publication Date: 24/01/2007
- Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9781904350590
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