Italia 90, Tony O'Shea

Cafe Royal Books

Café Royal Books (founded 2005) is an independent publisher based in Southport, England. Originally set up as a way to disseminate art, in multiple, affordably, quickly, and internationally while not relying on 'the gallery'. Café Royal Books publishes artist's books and zines as well as a weekly series of photobook/zines. The photographic publications are part of a long ongoing series, generally working with photographers and their archives, to publish work, which usually falls into 1970–2000 UK documentary / reportage.

Italia 90 by Tony O'Shea documents the brief but magical window in history, the time Ireland reached the quarterfinals of the world cup. O'Shea captures the sense of euphoria and possibility, felt country-wide.

Published by Café Royal Books
36 pages
140 x 200 mm

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