Monte Cassino (con amore)

By 18/10/2019 Irish, Photobooks

Steven Nestor
T&G Publishing
English

Text by Steven Nestor
Hardcover, with Dustjacket
Signed Book + Signed Print
64 pages
190mm x 260mm
2019
ISBN: 9780987305084

 

Monte Cassino: Con Amore is an exploration by Steven Nestor of the destruction of a small Italian town Monte Cassino and its monastery in the Second World War. Surviving copies of The Illustrated London News from 1944 lead Nestor on a journey to discover and record the last remaining traces of devastation of the town and the Benedictine monastery built on the site of the original Abbey chosen and founded by St Benedict in the 6th century. Blending original material from his research archive alongside his own images, Nestor encourages the viewer to cross into an elusive but violent past.

About the Artist
Steven Nestor is a graduate in history and German from University College Dublin (1995) and in photography from the Dublin Institute of Technology (2009) and holds a Masters degree in Art Research & Collaboration from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (2017). His practice is largely centred on image making and image and original source acquisition for narrations within the structure of the photobook. His work has been exhibited in Arles, Athens, Dublin, London and Kassel. He lives and works in Dublin.

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Further Reading
Review by visual arts’ critic Aidan Dunne in the Irish Times, 13.08.19

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