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From the Roof of the Basilica of St. Mark, Veneto, Venice, 1934

ITALY

Lying just southwest of Austria, his summer home, Hoppé’s photographs of Italy’s warm, sunlit Mediterranean terrain and renaissance towns evoke a very different mood. Italy was the early home of Fascism, however, and Hoppé documented its early growth. He even photographed a grim Benito Mussolini, as well as his family, a year before he became absolute dictator of the country.

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