Published Jul 03, 2019While the genius of Ennio Morricone was explored earlier this year with the insightful book In His Own Words, the celebrated Italian maestro will now be treated to yet another history-capturing tome.
Simply titled Morricone, a sprawling — and rather massive looking — new book celebrating the works of Morricone will arrive on October 1 via Lazy Dog Press.
The book is being helmed by collector, author and cinema expert Maurizio Baroni. In addition, there are contributions from some of Morricone's most celebrated collaborators, including Giuseppe Tornatore, Giuliano Montaldo, Dario Argento, Nicola Piovani, Edda Dell'Orso and — believe it or not — even John Carpenter.
Featuring cover art by Luca Barcellona, Morricone will arrive as a 368-page 22 x 30.5 cm book. It promises more than 550 images, "thus unveiling some background of this extraordinary success and the reasons for the influence that Ennio Morricone has exercised in the imagination. collective through his music," according to an English translation of the Italian synopsis of the book.
Lazy Dog also explains the following:
The first major work dedicated entirely to the cinematographic discography of the master Ennio Morricone. Unique of its kind, it was born from the idea of the collector, author and cinema expert Maurizio Baroni, who draws from his own boundless archive to give life to a large review that covers over 50 years of prestigious career, largely unpublished, which includes handwritten handwritten scores by the maestro, album covers of the soundtracks and much more.
Right now, the book can be pre-ordered over here. Down below, you can also see a series of images from the upcoming Morricone.
In addition, you can read Exclaim!'s review of In His Own Words.