HitneS - Memorie Viventi

Danilo Montanari Editore, ISBN 9788885449824,
Hb, 60 pgs, 23 x 31cm
Acqn. 32224
Awaiting stock

Italian street artist, muralist, and freelance illustrator HitneS conceived this book as a way to explain to anyone, young or old, that the pleasure of living together in a civil community often depends on the sacrifice of others, on the effort of those who fought for that community, and who demand from each of us a degree of civil engagement and responsibility. In it, he combines portraits and photographs from the front lines of the Great War with the hand-painted images one might find in a botanical reader on trees. With a clear sense of the value of history and memory, HitneS invokes our mythical perception of trees as beyond temporal limits and individual lives, lasting much longer than us.