This volume propose a historical-critical survey of photography in Turin in the second post-war period up to the 1970s. The best-known and representative photographers of this period are included. Interest focuses on the "pure" forms of photographic art that developed in the inner sanctum of exclusive clubs whose members were not interested in documenting reality and the many political and social problems that characterized the years of contestation and the economic miracle. With few exceptions this anthology of carefully selected photographs consists of pictures of outstanding artistic quality, well-known and even famous in their time, all published more than once in books, catalogues and the most highly qualified and specialized Italian and international press. This testifies to the validity and importance of artistic expressions, elaborated within prestigious associations, which succeeded in affirming propositional values and models, in negotiating with and interacting within composite Italian and international cultures.