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Jaap Guldemond Marente Bloemheuvel Sam Stourdzé

160 pages
Amsterdam University Press
"There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life." This beautifully designed volume taps into the sources of Federico Fellini's baroque imagination bringing the power of his work into the limelight, and providing new insights into the dazzling talent of the man behind La Strada, La Dolce Vita and 8‚ . Fellini's career spanned forty years and made him perhaps the most illustrious of all the Italian filmmakers. Twenty years after Fellini's death, the author tells the story of the director's themes and obsessions through movie stills, set photos, posters and his own drawings. The book is organised in four parts. Popular Culture concentrates on Fellini's engagement with the popular culture of the time. Fellini at Work shows the director on the set. The City of Women concerns Fellini's most important subject and obsession: Woman, in all her many guises. Finally, Biographical Imagination presents his various doppelgangers, each reflecting a different aspect of his personality, with particular focus on his 'Book of Dreams'. Packed with images and quotes, this visually stunning book offers a magical journey through Fellini's compelling universe.
Author Bio
Jaap Guldemond is director of exhibitions at EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Amsterdam Marente Bloemheuvel is associate curator at EYE Film Institute and freelance curator. Sam Stourdzé has been Director of the Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne (Switzerland) since 2009, and specialises in photography.