Fellini’s Diary Sketches Feed ‘The Book of Dreams’

Rizzoli’s latest large-format treasure, filled with colorful, comic, brilliantly reproduced sketches from Fellini’s copious diaries, will be recognizable to anyone familiar with the director’s work. There’s a preponderance, for example, of curvaceous woman, but there’s also something childlike in certain of the depictions. It sounds like a cliché, but the book really is a window into Fellini’s madcap mind, and it’s as strange and amusing a place as we would’ve guessed it to be.

The Book of Dreams

Federico Fellini


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