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DO NOT BUY THIS EDITION OF THE BOOK. BUY THE FEBRUARY 8, 2016 VERSION, WHICH IS REVISED. 160 pages-- This book collects images from Italian walls that I have been photographing since 2005. The images are an "idealized" documentation of Italy's street art only because I have edited them, to look as they might have looked on the first day they were painted as murals. They involve mostly the personal "tags" (names) of individual artists. They show a raw power of presentation and brilliance of color in works that are otherwise anonymous and destined to either decompose or be covered up by other muralists very soon.
EDUCATION B.A., PH.D, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ UNIVERSITY CAREER Director of Italian (1977-2008), U. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; specialized in Foreign Language Learning, Renaissance Italian Literature, 20th Century Italian Avant-Garde Poetry, Italian Film of the Cold War Period. PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARDS * 2011: First Place Overall, GILLS CREEK WATERSHED ASSOCIATION, "Photo Contest," Columbia, SC * 2010: First Premium, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR, "Professional Photography Exhibition," Columbia, SC *1984: Fourth Premium, POLAROID INC.," Picture America Contest," judged by the International Center of Photography, New York, NY * 1982: Third Premium, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR, "Professional Photography Exhibition," Columbia, SC * 1982: Selection for Show, SOUTH CAROLINA ARTS COMMISSION'S ANNUAL EXHIBITION (one of 69 works selected out of 900 submissions), Columbia, SC OTHER ARTISTIC EFFORTS I am also a painter and a poet.