Francesco Pedraglio: Battles vol. 1

Pedraglio’s second book with Book Works, takes battles as a story-telling frame to focus on the small details and absurdities that characterise almost all of historical events and that end up changing the course of their action. Mixing into the historical stories, are personal accounts, trivial idiosyncratic events that become elevated to the same status as those that effect history.

Each story comes with a drawing, a ‘potential stage’ for re-enacting the battle. Each story, could be read as a script for a performance. Each performance could restage a battle, or simply a moment of everyday life that takes on in that moment the significance of a battle.