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KLOSTERS BOOK

KLOSTERS – The Swiss mountain village that became a post-war getaway for many of those who wrote the books, took the photos, made the movies, the deals ... and the headlines

The Swiss mountain village of Klosters owes much of its fame to the British Royal Familiy. Few people remember that, in the 1950s and 60s, it was the visiting film stars and literati who earned this winter holiday spot the name 'Hollywood on the Rocks'. But the post-war Klosters was 'discovered' by war photographer Robert Capa, together with the screenwriter Peter Viertel and the writer Irwin Shaw. Luminaries including Gene Kelly, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Yul Brynner, Orson Welles, Wiliam Wyler and Truman Capote soon followed. These were joined by more writers, scriptwriters, actors and photographers, fashion models, singers, designers, directors, journalists and bullfighters; there were artists, rasing drivers, it girls, inventors, former prime ministers, industrial magnates and Olympic racers, not to mention gangsters' molls, among other illustrious personages.

This photo book is a snapshot retrospective of that microscosm of personalities above the clouds that made Klosters an extraordinary place fo over two decades.

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The Book, second edition

Realease: December 2023, revised and expanded edition, publication by Fabrizio D’Aloisio, published by Somedia Buchverlag and under the patronage of the municipality of Klosters (800 Jahre Klosters 2022)

Language: English, with accompanying booklet with German texts

Format: 21.8 x 27.6 cm, Hardcover, designed in St. Moritz by Dario Cantoni, SPOT Werbung, printed in Italy by Grafiche Milani, 3 kilograms of true craftsmanship

432 Pages, 400 photos by Robert Capa, Slim Aarons, Peter Knapp, René Burri, Burt Glinn, among others; and texts by Irwin Shaw, Flora Lewis, Adam Shaw, Konstantin Arnold, Fabrizio D’Aloisio

ISBN: 978-3-907095-77-5

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The Book, first edition

Release: December 2022, first edition, publication by Fabrizio D’Aloisio, published by Somedia Buchverlag and under the patronage of the municipality of Klosters (800 Jahre Klosters 2022)

Language: English, with German online texts

Format: 21.8 x 27.6 cm, Hardcover, designed in St. Moritz by Dario Cantoni, SPOT Werbung, printed in Italy by Grafiche Milani, 3 kilograms of true craftsmanship

400 Pages, over 350 photos by Robert Capa, Slim Aarons, Peter Knapp, René Burri, Burt Glinn, among others; and texts by Irwin Shaw, Flora Lewis, Adam Shaw, Fabrizio D’Aloisio

ISBN: 978-3-907095-62-1

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Die Texte dieses Buches sind online auch in deutscher Sprache verfügbar

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