The Guardians of Silence

A Photographic Journey of the Italian Front in WWI

Andrea Contrini

The Guardians of Silence

Andrea Contrini

Distributed for Uniform Press

208 pages | illustrated in color throughout | 11 3/4 x 8 1/4
Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9788874982349 Published October 2016 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
The front that stretched between Italy and Austria in World War I was one of the most impressively fortified in the whole theater, encompassing substantial fortresses on both sides of the Great Plateaus of Trentino.
       
A century later, the front remains remarkably visible—worn by time and neglect, but nonetheless standing as a marker of the hostilities along what has for decades now been a peaceful border. Inspired by the centennial, photographer Andrea Contrini set out to explore the remnants of the front, and the result is this stunning full-color book. From the heights of crumbling fortress walls to the depths of forgotten caves, Contrini captures the physical remains of the deadly history of the region—all set amid breathtaking mountain scenery. Through Contrini’s lens, the Italian-Austrian front, and by extension the experiences of the men who struggled and died there, comes to life once more, a reminder of the war’s incredible physical and human toll.
 
Contents
Preface
I Guardiani del Silenzio
Index
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