Published by Marsilio Editori. Edited by Giovanna Calvenzi. Text by Alessandro Michele, Paolo Belpoiti, Mario Calabresi, Paolo Pellegrin, Emanuele Trevi.
Anna Magnani, Grace Kelly, Ezra Pound, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Giorgio de Chirico: these are some of the cultural icons captured by Italian photographer Paolo di Paolo (born 1925), who portrayed Italian society and the worlds of the movies and art in the 1950s and ’60s. This vast exploration of his work is divided into thematic sections introduced by prominent figures such as Alessandro Michele. Di Paolo's subjects were always framed by his intellectually cultivated eye, which made him one of the principal photographers for the magazine Il Mondo, as well as a contributor to virtually every one of the prominent magazines of his time. Paolo di Paolo: Lost World is not only an introduction to a skilled photographer but also a flamboyant celebration of La Dolce Vita with di Paolo at the center.