Collector's Edition Books in Two Sizes Special Print Offering
Over 80 full color photographs The people, places and magic that is Italy
" Phenominal Images" William Colucci, San Francisco
Coffee Table Book 13 x 11
I am very pleased to announce the publishing of my new book : Italy: A First Impression, in two sizes. The coffee-table book is 13" x 11" and the regular size is 10" x 8". Other than the cover design, the books are practically identical. Due to its size, the larger book provides a stunning presentation of my photography and will be a showpiece for any home or office. Of course, the smaller book is rather magnificent and comes, naturally, with a smaller price.
Both of these books may be ordered directly from my bookstore at Blurb. Please click on the Blurb Logo beneath the book photos and you will be taken directly to the books themselves. Importantly, you can preview the first 16 pages of both books online just by clicking their cover.....pretty neat!
Don't Miss this Special Original Print Offer
I am offering a 20% discount off any print(s) in any of the sizes offered (8 x 10 - 16 x 20) from the Italy collection to anyone who purchases either book. Order a few beautiful original, hand-signed, limited edition prints and you could receive the book practically free. Order your book, select from the 88 photographs in the book and email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will work up the discounted price and send you a terrific quote.
There are five photographs in this series that were selected to grace the walls of a very upscale Italian glass and jewelry boutique in Tiburion, CA. I'll let you guess which ones (or I'll tell you if you want.) This series is very popular, which is why I decided to make the books so you could have all of the images to enjoy.
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See many of the book's photos on next page: Images of Italy
Regular Size Book 8 x 10
Excerpts from the book's Introduction: As we journeyed deeper into the citya sensual explosion resulted from this heady brew of mystery and promise.Italy - the land of Caesar, Caruso, Fellini, Ferrari, Loren, Mussolini, Pavorotti, Verdi and Versace.I felt the precarious balance of deeply rooted traditions and pregnant potential.
Sipping espresso at the American Cafe seemed an odd beginning for our first night in Rome.Sights and sounds swirled around the plaza as we took a deep breath of this ancient, yet totally new place.Everyone seemed to be out on the streets.The place was, simply, alive.Each day our hearts opened more.We laughed more loudly, like young lovers do, though we weren't so young anymore.With a splashing roar, horses charged with nostrils flared, Poseidon burst forth from his marble facade,trident raised.We tossed coins in the fountain and made our secret wishes.And wondered: How many coins, how many lovers, over so many years.These wishes just might come true.It's Italy and there's magic here.
Then I started to see differently.At first I thought it was the light, but then realized, it was the old.The so subtle patina that made everything seem to have more value, more depth.Like the burnished glow of an oft-turned door handle.It takes time to create such soft color, and here, you can almost feel time.We had come to Italy to leave the intensity of our world back home. To dive in and taste it all.Or at least, all that our ten days would allow.And, of course, I brought my camera.