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Maraini, Fosco

Works: 170 works in 648 publications in 9 languages and 7,329 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History  Exhibition catalogs  Fiction  Local history  Biography  Juvenile works  Guidebooks  Caricatures and cartoons  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Artist, Photographer, pre, Collector, Other, Correspondent, Illustrator
Classifications: DS821, 915.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Fosco Maraini
Meeting with Japan by Fosco Maraini( Book )

17 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpretive description of modern Japan by an Italian linguist and photographer who spent many years there as teacher and traveler. Includes over 150 photographs, 36 in color
Japan; patterns of continuity by Fosco Maraini( Book )

45 editions published between 1969 and 1992 in 6 languages and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret Tibet by Fosco Maraini( Book )

90 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fosco Maraini visited Tibet in 1937 and again in 1948. In 1951 he published Secret Tibet, an account that was a synthesis of the two journeys. After an interval of close on 50 years he returned to the text to revise, augment and update it in the light of the bruising historical realities of the Chinese occupation and the destruction of much of Tibet's cultural heritage, particularly during the violence of the "Cultural Revolution."" "This book is not a guidebook: the author's studies and journeys concentrated on the valleys and passes that bring travellers from India via Sikkim on their way to the forbidden city of Lhasa. Maraini spent much time in villages and monasteries along the way, at Gangtok, Phari, Iwang and Gyantse in particular. Lhasa he never reached. So how can he call his book "Secret Tibet"? Because he arrived commanding a serviceable knowledge of the language and with no need for interpreters was able to make a warm and fulfilling human contact with men and women representing the very soul of the nation - lamas, scholars, merchants, herdsmen, peasants, children, villains and even princesses. Above all he penetrates the secrets that make Tibetan Buddhism not only the sheet anchor for the nation's sense of identity but indeed a religion and philosophy as intriguing as it is paradoxical. In a closing chapter that briefly rehearses the history of Tibet, Maraini considers the Chinese claims for annexing the country and dismantles them with lapidary authority." "The photographs taken by the author now stand in many instances as a unique record of religious artefacts irrecoverably destroyed."--Jacket
Jerusalem, rock of ages by Fosco Maraini( Book )

10 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where four worlds meet; Hindu Kush, 1959 by Fosco Maraini( Book )

16 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and Dutch and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karakoram; the ascent of Gasherbrum IV by Fosco Maraini( Book )

19 editions published between 1959 and 1963 in 3 languages and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The island of the fisherwomen by Fosco Maraini( Book )

23 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pitture giapponesi ukiyo-e del primo periodo (secc. XVII-XIX) appartenenti alla Galleria Idemitsu di Tokio by Sadao Kikuchi( Book )

12 editions published in 1967 in 3 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Case, amori, universi by Fosco Maraini( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in Italian and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this autobiographical novel Fosco Maraini takes us on a journey of his life through his alter ego Clé
Ore giapponesi by Fosco Maraini( Book )

23 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Castelli di Sicilia by Alba Drago Beltrandi( Book )

6 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gnòsi delle fànfole by Fosco Maraini( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in Italian and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gli iku-bashui degli Ainu by Fosco Maraini( Book )

11 editions published between 1942 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civiltà contadina : immagini dal Mezzogiorno degli anni Cinquanta by Giuseppe Giarrizzo( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pellegrino in Asia : opere scelte by Fosco Maraini( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gasherbrum IV : la splendida cima by Fosco Maraini( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in Italian and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paropàmiso; spedizione romana all' Hindu-Kush ed ascensione del Picco Saraghrar (7350 m.) by Fosco Maraini( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1997 in Italian and English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kyoto in the fifties by Fosco Maraini( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gli ultimi pagani by Fosco Maraini( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in Italian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dren-Giong : il primo libro di Fosco Maraini e i ricordi dei suoi amici by Fosco Maraini( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Fosco Maraini

Fosco Maraini Italiaans antropoloog (1912-2004)

Fosco Maraini Italian anthropologist

Fosco Maraini italienischer Anthropologe, Ethnologe, Schriftsteller und Fotograf

Maraini, F.

Maraini, Fosco

Мараини, Фоско



マライーニ, フォスコ

Nostro Sud di Fosco Maraini : un progetto fotografico incompiuto sul meridione italiano = Our South by Fosco Maraini : an uncompleted photographic project in the Italian SouthFirenze e Kyoto, città parallele = [Firentse to Kyōto, taiōsuru machi]Our sud by Fosco Maraini