Toulon: Hotel des Arts, (2000). First Edition. Wraps. 8vo. Metallic silver polka-dotted wraps. Corners barely worn, interior unmarked; near fine. Limited edition. Printed on a variety of textured and colored papers. Unpaginated. Near fine. Item #21907
48 color plates of photographs taken on the beaches of the Riviera, with additional illustrations. A highly tactile and sensual object, printed on paper of varying thicknesses and textures, from cardstock to tissue, between satiny covers. With an essay, "Sur le Sable," by Sophie Biass-Fabiani; a short biography of Vitali; exhibition history; and bibliography. Text in French. Cited in Parr & Badger, "The Photobook: A History, Volume 2" for invoking "sensations alternating between desire and overload."