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Italy: Vintage Travel Posters Book of Postcards
Italy: Vintage Travel Posters Book of Postcards
Italy: Vintage Travel Posters Book of Postcards
Italy: Vintage Travel Posters Book of Postcards
Italy: Vintage Travel Posters Book of Postcards
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Italy: Vintage Travel Posters Book of Postcards

$12.95
Thirty color reproductions bound in a handy postcard collection.

Oversized postcards measure 6½ x 4¾ in.

Published with Swann Auction Galleries

ISBN 9780764975912

ITEM AA951
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Description
From Calais to Constantinople, a golden age of rail travel coincided with an inspiring era of poster art, luring tourists to glittering waterways, historic city centers, and sun-bleached villages. In Italy, many of these posters arose from a partnership between the national railway, the Ferrovie dello Stato, and the Italian National Tourist Board, or ENIT (look for their circular crests flanking headlined attractions). Foreign rail companies, too, were in the business and advertised destinations on lines that passed through Italy, helping form a European crisscrossing that brought riders from cities and towns all along the lines.

With eye-catching illustrations and typography, renowned artists and anonymous designers created for the world an ideal escape, positioning the viewer high above their picturesque destination or directly on the water. Though often little is known about these artists today, their stunning works contributed to a boom in Italian tourism during the interwar years, when most of the posters reproduced here were created.

Images

  1. Attilio Ravaglia, Palermo

  2. Unknown designer, Siena, 1925

  3. Roger Broders (French, 1883–1953), Rome, 1921

  4. Reinhart Wettach (1898–1976), Capri Italia, 1949

  5. Ernest Louis Lessieux (French, 1848–1925), Chemins de Fer de l’Est / Venise

  6. Antonio Simeoni, Lago di Garda / Riva, c. 1926

  7. Mario Borgoni (Italian, 1869–1936), Merano, c. 1927

  8. Unknown designer, Simplon Express

  9. Marcello Nizzoli (Italian, 1887–1969), Bergamo, 1927

  10. Georges Dorival (French, 1879–1968), Rome

  11. Marcello Dudovich (Italian, 1878–1962) and Marcello Nizzoli (Italian, 1887–1969), Venezia Lido, c. 1930

  12. Mario Borgoni (Italian, 1869–1936), Lake Maggiore, c. 1925

  13. Georges Dorival (French, 1879–1968), Venise, 1921

  14. Virgilio Retrosi (Italian, 1892–1975), Roma, c. 1930

  15. Attilio Ravaglia, Ravenna, c. 1930s

  16. Marcello Dudovich (Italian, 1878–1962), Padova, c. 1930

  17. Unknown designer, Venezia, 1928

  18. Giuseppe Riccobaldi (Italian, 1887–1976), Lago di Garda / Riva-Torbole

  19. Roger Broders (French, 1883–1953), Florence, 1921

  20. Vittorio Grassi (Italian, 1878–1958), Taormina, 1933

  21. Unknown designer, Aux Lacs Italiens, c. 1928

  22. Piffero, Visitez l’Italie par train

  23. Unknown designer, Marina di Ravenna, 1931

  24. Giuseppe Magagnoli (Italian, 1878–1933), The Valley of Aosta, c. 1925

  25. Unknown designer, Montecatini, c. 1930

  26. Publio Morbiducci, Ravello, 1933

  27. Franz Lenhart (Austrian, 1898–1992), Dolomiti, 1938

  28. Unknown designer, Trafoi / Passo dello Selvio, c. 1920

  29. Elio Ximenes (1855–1926), Lago di Garda, c. 1905

  30. Unknown designer, Venezia, 1938