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is the "vocal intonation that can modify the literal meaning of words

and sentences,"[1] or "the science or art of versification."[2]

[1]     A. Damasio and H. Damasio, "Brain and Language," Scientific American, September 1992, p. 90.

[2]     Webster's New 20th Century Dictionary of the English Language, 1968

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Photographs by Norma C. Smith



Special thanks to Cecil Cole for the amazing Polaroid transfer image! (Back Cover)




            The images created in Italy were made possible due to the generosity of the Durst and Leica companies. 

Many thanks particularly to Marco Foglietti, Robert Perathoner, Norbert von Aufschnaiter, and Dan Gray for their patience and understanding,

and also for enduring the creative process; and Jerome Bannister for making the connections.

            I would also like to express my deep appreciation and gratitude to Samy Kamienowicz of Samy’s Camera for his years of friendship, support,

and for making the Italian adventure possible.