Landscape in Italy

John Ferro Sims, Author, John F. Sims, Photographer Bulfinch Press $24.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-8212-1717-7
This collection of 130 expertly composed color photographs offers a wide variety of tersely captioned images of the Italian countryside--from the impressionistic, foggy outline of the Dolomite mountains and Chianti's vineyards in an early evening glow to an ancient Sicilian necropolis. We see ``peculiar rock formations'' in Sardinia, a field of Tuscan sunflowers, rows of poplars in the Po delta and ``olive trees in a field of crimson-flowered fodder,'' in Puglia. The volume is nicely designed; the mainly postcard-sized photos, framed by a thin black line and a generous white border, are occasionally interrupted by double-page spreads. St. Aubin de Teran's ( The Slow Train to Milan ) smooth text rambles throughout the country, touching on personal memories of Italy and its people and discusses historical points of interest, well complementing freelance photographer Sims's fine pictures. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/01/1989
Release date: 09/01/1989
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