Alessandro Perini - Operation Olympiad

Danilo Montanari Editore, ISBN 9788885449046,
Hb, 140 pgs, 17 x 24cm
Acqn. 28112
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Curious in both its content and form, Alessandro Perini's 'Operation Olympiad' says as much about its creator as it does of the subject it represents. As part of his Missing Games Project, the book addresses the significance of Japan's Olympic history in light of Tokyo again being selected to host the 2020 Olympic Games, specifically the cancelled games of 1940. The event would have coincided with the 2600th anniversary of Japan's imperial line, and full records of preparations for this symbolic occasion were kept and published by the International Olympic Committee. Perini presents archival material and mementos of a process controversial for its fusion of militarism and sport.