Before You, Santa Claus, Life was like a Moonless Night
Before You, Santa Claus, Life was like a Moonless Night by Andrea Alessio. First edition (2013). First impression. Large format hardback in as new condition. Signed by Andrea Alessio to title page. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Before You, Santa Claus, Life was like a Moonless Night
“A night journey through Northeast Italy, immersed in the silence and in the darkness of the night, if it weren’t for those Christmas lights. A small light and everything is transformed, we see the road, we understand where to look, where to go.” – Flavio Franzoni.
This book was published to coincide with Andrea Alessio’s solo exhibition at Micamera, Milan, in celebration of their 10th Anniversary. The book’s 31 images, masterfully sequenced, were made in and around Treviso, where the artist lives. Situated in northeast Italy, not far from Venice, Treviso was once among the wealthiest areas of the country, but is currently facing an economic crisis. Following the Second World War, the landscape was subjected to violent commercial exploitation. Alessio photographed this landscape in near darkness - the only illumination in these pictures is that made by Christmas lights. Melancholy, sad, and heart-wrenchingly beautiful, the book reads as pure poetry from beginning to end.