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  • 224 pages 
  • 31cm x 23cm 
  • Published in Turin, 2018 

Searching through archives for intriguing photography and surprising stories, the makers of Archivio magazine use historical records to provide a fresh and original perspective on the world.


This latest issue is themed around ‘Americana’, drawing on materials from the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, the US Department of Energy and many more, to shine a new light on the familiar tropes of 20th-century America.


In this issue:


  • Surfing Vietnam: The GIs who surfed through a war, and the lifeguard who kept them safe (from the California Surf Museum)
  • Inside Oak Ridge: The city that never existed, at the heart of the secretive Manhattan Project (from the US Department of Energy archives)
  • Yes! Yes! Yes! Alternative Press: Posters and zines from the counterculture of the 60s and 70s
  • The involuntary beauty of cyanotropes by Thomas Smillie, first curator of the photo department of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington
  • Tacky tourist spots and wacky kitsch in the archive photography of John Margolies
  • Russian and American Cold War propaganda, curated by Russian artist Vladislav Shapovalov


Issues one, two and four of Archivio are also available to buy on the Stack shop.

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