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												Lo Specchio della Memoria [The Mirror of Memory] by  Andrej & Arsenij (text); Lev Gornung & Vladimir Murasko (photographs) Tarkovskij (Tarkovsky)
	 - First printing
			 - 2007
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Lo Specchio della Memoria [The Mirror of Memory]

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Lo Specchio della Memoria [The Mirror of Memory]

by Tarkovskij (Tarkovsky), Andrej & Arsenij (text); Lev Gornung & Vladimir Murasko (photographs)

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Firenze: Edizioni della Meridiana, 2007. First printing. 71 pp., 9 x 9 inches. Sewn signatures glued into printed card covers. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs throughout. Text in Italian. As new.

An exploration of childhood, and the transformation of memory into art. Thirty-eight photographs from filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky’s childhood, focusing on his family and their modest home, are interwoven with twenty-one photographs from the filming of The Mirror, whose characters and locations recreate or reinvent that childhood world. In some cases, we see scenes from the film juxtaposed with earlier images on which they were clearly modeled; the varying responses evoked by the two kinds of images open up an ambiguous emotional space, which is perhaps the space that autobiographical art inhabits.

The photographs are prefaced with two short essays by Andrei (written in 1962), and accompanied by excerpts from his father Arseny’s poems (translated into Italian by Andrei and others).

A deeply moving and simultaneously beguiling portrait.


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Passages Bookshop stocks fine, rare, and unusual books and graphic art, with a concentration on modern and contemporary literature and art (particularly poetry and the avant-garde), artist's books, fine printing, and the book arts. The successor to New York City's Bridge Bookshop (late 1980s), Passages opened in Albuquerque in 1994 and relocated to Portland, Oregon, in 1997. In November of 2015 we moved to a new retail shop and gallery centrally located in Portland's east side, two blocks north of the convention center, where we are typically open Thursday through Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 pm, as well as by appointment or chance. Proprietor: David Abel,


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