Franco Zeffirelli: Complete Works: Theatre · Opera · Film (signed copy)
Signed by Franco Zefferelli
First edition, large oblong hardback bound in green cloth with slipcase. 29 × 38.5cm, 512pp.
This copy has been signed to a publisher's bookplate to the title page.
With over 750 illustrations, this is the ultimate book on the extraordinary life and work of Franco Zeffirelli, produced with the full co-operation of the director and his family. Complete with a DVD, the book has insights by the writers Matthew Gurewitsch, Masolino dAmico and Giovanni Gavazzeni, the noted film critic Tullio Kezich and the renowned screenwriter Suso Cecchi dAmico. The photographs trace the arc of Zeffirellis career in abundant detail, from the spectacular opera productions of Don Giovanni and La Bohème, to such award-winning films as Jesus of Nazareth and Tea with Mussolini.
The book is in very good condition (though the cloth is a little darker than the photo suggests). The heavy pages are starting to sag a very little in the binding but the pages are clean and the binding is secure. The slipcase is in good condition, with some noticeable surface scuffing, and one top edge has a heavy scrape along it.