Arte contemporanea

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The surrealism of a Milanese artist

It is well known that freedom comes at a high price, even in art, which is a microcosm that only seems to be open, tolerant, and independent. Chiarini Boddi, albeit completely of his time, instead of adapting to stylistic shortcuts, has always conducted a dialogue with new avant-gardes and trends.
Edited by: Franco Fanelli
2020, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 228pp., 88ill.
ISBN: 9788842224945
€ 28,00

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.
Edited by: Giuseppe Appella
2020, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 368pp., 1353ill.
ISBN: 9788842225058
€ 90,00

Carlo Maria Mariani

Complete works

The contemporary neo-classicist who defied the avantgarde

Carlo Maria Mariani has lived and worked in New York for decades: after a difficult beginning, when he used sacred art as a safety net, and the defensive years, he returned to classical themes, to what is “more real than real”, to hyperrealism and then to the final affirmation of a figurative style, drawwing inspiration from classical themes and rules.
Edited by: Emanuela Termine
2020, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 420pp., 600ill.
ISBN: 9788842224600
€ 180,00

Bertozzi & Casoni

Complete works 1997-2018

Imagination, innovation and tradition

Giampaolo Bertozzi and Stefano Dal Monte Casoni are artists who have chosen to give form to their imagination with ceramics.
2020, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 312pp., 650ill.
ISBN: 9788842224822
€ 80,00

Venia

(Dimitrakopoulou)

From the intelligence, the hands and the Greek heart of Venia

Stones turned into faces; iron blades growing into shadows; tissue paper clothes woven with words and red clumps; books folded like accordions; marble spears slicing through the air; shapes, images, colours... Venia Dimitrakopoulou uses these elements to reproduce her inner world...
2019, Cartonato, 64pp.
ISBN: 9788842224839
€ 25,00
The Rise and Fall of King Paintin

The astonishing adventures, rise and fall of King Paintin', a visual artist who combines Art with Ethics, at a time when such mix leaves people cold. This all happens behind the scenes of the Italian art system, a microcosm, an aristocratic circle in which one can find all one needs: social status, success, love and money.
Author: Gennaro Castellano
2019, Paperback, 188pp., 98ill.
ISBN: 9788842225027
€ 18,00
Ascetic and mute dreams in which sound

The artistic research carried out by Max Pellegrini is built around the relationship between lack of sound and creation of the imagination, aided also by his partial deafness.
2019, Paperback, 96pp., 40ill.
ISBN: 9788842224952
€ 20,00

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.
Edited by: Pino Mantovani
2019, Paperback, 144pp., 160ill.
ISBN: 9788842224914
€ 30,00

The renaissance of piazza Verdi

Art + Architecture in La Spezia

The contested, exemplary collaboration between artist and architect

“If you ask me, the new design of Piazza Verdi in La Spezia is some of the most beautiful urban landscaping I have seen in many years. It's a work where the two parties play their role to perfection, and the play between architect and artist comes together in an extraordinary, alchemic whole”, says Alessandro Mendrini.
Author: Daniel Buren, Gianni Vannetti
2018, Paperback, 176pp., 162ill.
ISBN: 9788842224587
€ 35,00
The contradictions of beauty

Chiara Dynys is an extraordinary artist who uses her exuberant talent to reveal what is hidden behind “beauty” in the standardisation of art, allowing her uncontainable creativity to give each of her works spectacular emphasis.
Edited by: Giorgio Verzotti
2018, Cartonato, 400pp., 190ill.
ISBN: 9788842224488
€ 90,00

Bolley

Opere 1950-2018

The 80-year-old artist who stayed as innocent and wide-eyed as a child

On the one hand, he is a man with a rigorous daily routine revolving around work and reading the Bible, like an ancient hermit; on the other hand, an eternal child, innocent, always ready to follow its imagination into a world full of astonishment and wonder, a “Petit Prince” of painting.
2018, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 256pp., 200ill.
ISBN: 9788842224631
€ 50,00

Tornareccio

The village where mosaics bloom

Ninety mosaics from a unique open air museum

The 1,900 inhabitants of Tornareccio have come to think of the ninety mosaics that adorn the outer walls of their homes as untouchable “family members”: in addition to boasting the title of Honey Capital of Abruzzo, this attractive town is now known as a museum of contemporary mosaics.
2017, Paperback, 144pp., 126ill.
ISBN: 9788842224457
€ 0,00

Stefanoni

Catalogue Raisonné

The conceptual exercise of painting

Tino Stefanoni's inventory of his works of art from 1965 to 2016, which he completed himself very scrupulously just before his recent death, is the record of a coherent and rigorous oeuvre that is sure to be highly esteemed.
Edited by: Archivio Stefanoni, Ornella Mignone
2017, Cartonato in cofanetto, 648pp., 3300ill.
ISBN: 9788842224358
€ 200,00

Soft Wall

Pablo Echaurren

Echaurren's “mural question”

Pablo Echaurren's art was created to speak to the public. He does it without any barriers, experimenting with every possible form of expression; he uses signs, writing, stencil, lettering and words as common language...
Edited by: Francesca Mezzano
2017, Paperback, 152pp., 182ill.
ISBN: 9788842224549
€ 26,00
The last travelogue of a free-spirited saboteur, an instinctive de-constructor

Roberto Biscaretti di Ruffia is a mad genius, an artist who uses words and images to trap facts, feelings, anecdotes and micro-stories within an imaginary porthole. The circular form to which the title alludes is recurring: The O of Obla. O like a porthole, an opening through which the eye gains access to a real and sensitive world.
Author: Roberto Biscaretti di Ruffia
2017, Cartonato, 64pp., 50ill.
ISBN: 9788842224518
€ 18,00

Mario Surbone

Engravings 1968-1978

The silent search for the sublime in painting

Mario Surbone belongs to the group of solitary artists who, moving autonomously from the lessons of Fontana and then of the “Azimuth” group, work not only on canvas but with the canvas.
Edited by: Elena Pontiggia
2017, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 160pp., 573ill.
ISBN: 9788842224044
€ 50,00

From the 60s to the 60s

Pop Art a century after the unification of Italy

The Unification of Italy: one century later, as told by Pop Art

The large historical painting from the Collection of Turin's National Museum of the Italian Risorgimento accompanies and marks the first ten years of the unification. The Pop Art works of the 1960s are the most important figurative expression of the time of the country's economic boom and industrial growth.
Edited by: Luca Beatrice, Ferruccio Martinotti
2017, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 88pp., 50ill.
ISBN: 9788842224396
€ 19,00

Aldo Borgonzoni

Complete Works

An Italian figurative artist of the second half of the 20th century

Aldo Borgonzoni (Medicina, 12 June 1913 - Bologna, 17 February 2004) was one of the most generous and prolific Italian artists of the second half of the 20th century in terms of both visual expression and literary production, in particular of an autobiographical nature.
Edited by: Archivio Centro Studi Aldo Borgonzoni
2017, Cartonato, 320pp., 300ill.
ISBN: 9788842224129
€ 170,00

Hotel du Tambour

Giovanni Tamburelli. A life in focus

Metallic fish and other animals by a jocular artist

Ironic, playful, dreamy, and paradoxical, the sculpture, painting, design, and writing creations of this original artist-artisan, a highly skilled manipulator of metal, have an unmistakable mark that has attracted the attention of admirers such as Gillo Dorfles, Francesco de Bartolomeis, Martina Corgnati, Sebastiano Vassalli, and many others.
Edited by: Alessandra Ruffino
2016, Paperback, 256pp., 234ill.
ISBN: 9788842223986
€ 30,00
The artist’s vision

This book has been made possible with the kind support accorded to the sculptor and painter Filippo La Vaccara by The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. of New York. Curated by the Artist himself and by the Museologist and Art historian Mercedes Auteri.
Edited by: Mercedes Auteri
2016, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 104pp., 89ill.
ISBN: 9788842224075
€ 25,00

Understanding Contemporary Art

The most imitated guide to the art of our times

The most imitated guide to the art of our times. Updated twelfth edition

Contemporary art is “difficult” not only because most of it has nothing to do with figuration or narrative, but also because our times hold the absolute record of births and equally abrupt deaths of avant-garde experimentations, trends, and movements.
Author: Angela Vettese
2016, Paperback, 496pp., 85ill.
ISBN: 9788842224112
€ 35,00

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.
Author: Antonio Mondino
2016, Cartonato, 600pp., 1600ill.
ISBN: 9788842224167
€ 300,00

Pluto and Dionysus

Umberto Mariani

Darkness and light, in the name of peace

In Prato, Umberto Mariani created a memorable installation on the theme of peace: a series of columns made of draped black fabric, raised just off the floor, allowing a bright light to shine through from below that illuminates phrases from the secular pacifist tradition written in relief letters on lead plates.
Edited by: Marco Meneguzzo
2015, Paperback, 56pp., 43ill.
ISBN: 9788842223795
€ 18,00

Works of Pistoletto

Conversation with the artist

Pistoletto in the mirror

"Alice sits drowsily in an armchair in the parlour and wonders what might be on the other side of the looking-glass. Suddenly, she is able to pass through and find an answer to her question”.
Edited by: Massimo Melotti
2015, Paperback, 88pp., 70ill.
ISBN: 9788842223757
€ 14,00