Forty-six black and white photographs taken in 1964 during Wurmfeld's year in Italy. The duotone images, reproduced along with essays by Wurmfeld and Alfred Bush (Curator, Princeton Collection of Western Americana), create a poignant portrayal of a country at its most eloquent and timeless moment. Italy is seen on the cusp of profound cultural and political change. Nuns and priests in black robes mingle with members of the Italian middle class and an older generation that evokes the Italy of the 19th century. Posters of Kennedy are plastered on textured walls while in Trastevere, women wash their vegetables under century old fountains in the ancient market of Campo dei Fiori. The book was been published to accompany an exhibition at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò in New York City, September 14th - October 20th, 2017.
Printed in a Limited Edition of 250 copies.