Umbra Institute archaeology professor Alessandro Celani, whose courses include Art, Architecture, and Culture in Fascist Italy and The Roman Empire, has published a collection of photographs under the title Aura: Viaggio in Italia (Aura: Journey to Italy). The bilingual publication features both Celani’s snapshots and accompanying prose, and was translated in collaboration with two other Umbra professors, Ernesto Livorni and William Pettit.
From the publisher’s website:
Every picture, paralleled with notes in the form of a travelogue, an aphorism or an epigraph, is a stage in the intellectual autobiography and of an anthropological reflection on the innumerable contradictions of the bel paese. Among digital screens, ancient ruins, and shadows, echoes of poets and artists from Werner Herzog to Italo Calvino, Celani’s Grand Tour is an investigation on misery and grandeur, on destiny and origin, on the human and the divine.
Congratulations Professor Celani!
For more information and to purchase a copy, visit Aguaplano Editore’s website here.