The Doorbells of Florence (Hardcover)

By Andrew Losowsky

Chronicle Books (CA), 9780811866491, 124pp.

Publication Date: March 25, 2009



These alluring photographs of doorbell panels in Florence, Italy, inspired stories that imagine the lives of the people who dwell at each address. Charming, whimsical, and elegant, each story is a perfect match for its photo, balancingthe antique, old-world appeal of Florence and the contemporary, gritty realities of a modern city. The photos lay bare a rarely observed side of Florence and the stories capture the spirit of peeking inside the secrets, habits, and desires of a city's inhabitants. Travelers, lovers of Italy, and imaginative wanderers will delight in this beautiful collection, which features hand-drawn lettering and a silk-screened cover.

About the Author

Andrew Losowsky is an award-winning writer, editor, and journalist. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, The Independent, Wired, and The Believer. He won the 2006 Lulu Blooker prize for his original self-published edition of The Doorbells of Florence.