AMERICA FI(R)ST

L’America di Trump | Trump’s America

AMERICA FI(R)ST

L’America di Trump | Trump’s America

A photographic Spoon River Anthology of America today

I think it is the perfect visual illustration of Trump’s America, so well executed that it is almost harrowing. The ability to capture the soul of a nation, in photography, has always fascinated me as an idea. Renata Busettini and Max Ferrero have done it. They went there. They went all the way."
Alan Friedman

Giorgio de Chirico

Catalogue raisonné Vol 1 Part 2

Giorgio de Chirico

Catalogue raisonné Vol 1 Part 2

No artist has been catalogued in such detail before De Chirico's early work can be divided into distinct phases, styles, subjects, iconography and poetic themes, which allows each volume to be effectively a monograph that stands up in its own right. Volume one, “The late romantic and early...

Giulio Cesare Procaccini

Life and works with a catalogue of is paintings

Giulio Cesare Procaccini

Life and works with a catalogue of is paintings

The most original Lombard of the 16th century

Giulio Cesare Procaccini (Bologna 1574 - Milan 1625), son and pupil of Ercole Procaccini the Elder, is one of the most original personalities of Lombard painting of his time. Starting out as a sculptor and plasterer, he devoted himself to painting with highly successful results.

Photography of the century

The Bertero Collection

Photography of the century

The Bertero Collection

A century of our history through the photographic masterpieces gathered by a great collector

One of the most important collections of Italian post-war photography in the world. The volume is introduced by a long conversation between the collector and Walter Guadagnini.

The worlds of Riccardo Gualino

Collector and entrepreneur

The worlds of Riccardo Gualino

Collector and entrepreneur

The Great Gualino

Captain of industry, financier and fabulous art collector, Riccardo Gualino was the shining star of Italian history and economy in the 20th century. This volume tells the story of the long, adventurous life (1879-1964) of a man of extraordinary energy, who directed it towards countless passions, activities and initiative.

Gian Enzo Sperone

Dealer/Collector

Gian Enzo Sperone

Dealer/Collector

The private collection of one of the most important gallery owners of the century

Gonzalez Palacios calls him “the example and prototype of the European who was able, unlike the majority of New Yorkers of the time, to keep an eye on both sides of the Atlantic”: Gian Enzo Sperone has been a leading player in international art from the second half of the 20th century until today.

Guido Strazza

General graphics catalogue

Guido Strazza

General graphics catalogue

From the second futurism to spatialism: an Artist in search of the sign

“Truly, there are very few artists who merit the abused title of master. Because art is no longer artisanal work. It is sometimes a factory where creativity is mass produced, an assembly-chain pop product in the manner of Andy Warhol, then, and now in the works of Jeff Koons, but no longer a space for the transmission of techniques and knowledge.

Rembrandt alla Galleria Corsini

Self-portrait as St Paul

Rembrandt alla Galleria Corsini

Self-portrait as St Paul

One of Rembrandt’s most outstanding paintings, his “Self-portrait as St Paul”, 1661, has returned to the Palazzo Colonna from which it was audaciously sold, under the nose of the unwitting Prince Colonna, during the French occupation of Rome in 1799.

Bernardino Luini

Complete Works

Bernardino Luini

Complete Works

One of the greatest Milanese painters, often mistaken for Da Vinci

Bernardino Luini (Dumenza? c. 1482 - Milan 1532) was one of the foremost painters working in Milan between the second and third decades of the 16th century. He was a contemporary of Zenale and Bramantino, who were his main stylistic influences, and of Andrea Solario and Giovanni Agostino da Lodi.

The programmatic sculptures of the third Reich

The depravity of Nazi sculpture

In its public buildings, the Nazi party wanted to display both sculpture and architecture with imposing grandiosity.The works of the leading sculptors of the Third Reich...

The Russian Art of Movement

1929-1930

The supremacy of dance in the Soviet Union

This beautiful book is the result of research that began in the late 1970s and culminated in the 2011 publication in Moscow of V Natsjale Bilo Telo (In the Beginning was the Body), on the 1920s experiments in movement in the Soviet Union.

The lists of Bagutta

Le Liste di Vellani Marchi e dei pittori baguttiani

The lists of Bagutta

Le Liste di Vellani Marchi e dei pittori baguttiani

Bagutta's treasure

Since it opened, in 1924, Trattoria Bagutta has been one of the best-loved spots of Milanese artists; a choice influenced by its downtown position, the simple and reasonably priced fare, and the innate bonhomie of its founder, “sor Pepori”, who looked kindly upon that small gathering of penniless, but undoubtedly talented, youths.

Giorgio de Chirico

Catalogue raisonné Vol. I Tomo 1 1908-1912

Giorgio de Chirico

Catalogue raisonné Vol. I Tomo 1 1908-1912

No artist has been catalogued in such detail before

De Chirico's early work can be divided into distinct phases, styles, subjects, iconography and poetic themes, which allows each volume to be effectively a monograph that stands up in its own right.

Aldo Mondino

Complete Works

Aldo Mondino

Complete Works

A gifted artist, perennially inventive, whirling like his dervishes

Aldo Mondino (1938-2005) was one of the most brilliant Italian artists of the post-war period. His talent was eclectic, irreverent and imaginative.

The Collection of the Basil & EliseGoulandris Foundation

Modern Art 1870 - 1945

The extraordinary collection of one of the most elegant couples of the 20th century

The vision of two collectors who dared to dream has become a place of knowledge, education and awareness of what art means for a people.

Mario Davico

1920-2010

Mario Davico

1920-2010

The artist who was “there and not there” in the post-war history of art

Mario Davico (1920-2010) was a painter whose worth was recognised by the Italian (Art Club exhibitions, sustained presence at the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadriennale, Awards, etc.) and international world of art (exhibitions in France and other European countries, in the US, Japan, Australia) from the late 1940s to the mid 1960s.

The Golden Age of Italian Maiolica-Painting

Catalogue of a Private Collection

The Golden Age of Italian Maiolica-Painting

Catalogue of a Private Collection

Renaissance majolica: a priceless collectionItalian maiolica is a uniquely vivid and intimate reflection of the world of the Renaissance. This book is the catalogue of the world's most substantial private collection of Renaissance maiolica. Starting with some fine pieces from the fifteenth century,...

Palazzo Colonna

Immagini nel tempo

Palazzo Colonna

Immagini nel tempo

The magnificence of Palazzo Colonna photographed by Massimo Listri

“The superb gallery, perhaps even more beautiful than that of Versailles, and filled with delightful pictures, is supported by immense columns of ancient yellow marble, which divide the gallery into two at the ends; the king's gallery is longer and more ornate, but it is also more august.

Beppe Ciardi

Complete works

Beppe Ciardi

Complete works

An all-Venetian star of the 19th century

Son of painter Guglielmo Ciardi, Beppe Ciardi (born in Venice in 1875) received his education not just from his maternal grandfather, Gian Francesco Locatelli, who painted classical-style portraits: when he was still a young boy, he started working with his father in the studio in San Barnaba, before learning how to paint the human form with Ettore Tito at the Accademia di Belle Arti.

The Savoy Residence

Fifteen greatest royal estates, palaces, castles, villas and charterhouses

One of the characteristics of the history of the Savoy dynasty is the way in which its members entrusted the task of sustaining and celebrating the role and importance of their line to the royal estates and country houses built around the capital.

Porphyry

Red Imperial Porphyry. Power and Religion

Porphyry

Red Imperial Porphyry. Power and Religion

Imperial porphyry, the greatest symbol of religious power

This volume presents the largest number of artefacts ever assembled and traces, by the stages which two symbols in widely different materials became intimately linked: purple dye, which is transfigured from the living body of rock snails into a colour and porphyry, whose inanimate objectivity as a rare stone is converted into the immortal essence of the figure it is called to embody

Palazzo Donn'Anna

History, art and nature

Palazzo Donn'Anna

History, art and nature

Is this Naples' most famous palazzo?This is the first book entirely dedicated to one of the few Neapolitan buildings that became one of the symbols of the city. Construction started in 1640 on the initiative of Anna Carafa and her husband, the Spanish viceroy of Naples Don Ramiro Guzman, but was never...

Villa Carlotta

Museum, Historical Park, Botanic Garden on Lake Como

Villa Carlotta

Museum, Historical Park, Botanic Garden on Lake Como

Residence, museum, park, and botanical garden: a marvel on Lake Como

Villa Carlotta is a place of rare beauty, where masterpieces of nature and human ingenuity coexist in perfect harmony in over 70,000 square metres of gardens and museum facilities open to the public.

Armando Testa

Synthesis is marvellous

Armando Testa

Synthesis is marvellous

The most renowned Italian publicist. In summary: a genius

“The world we live in is a world of images that will become even more intense, that the public will play to accept and to relive in different ways. This is the future of man, bombarded by images... it will be a new game, because the images will allow man to connect and exchange fast” (Armando Testa).