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...
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”,...
Edited by: Emanuela Termine
2020, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 420pp., 600ill.
ISBN: 9788842224600
€ 180,00

Bertozzi & Casoni

Complete works 1997-2018

Imagination, innovation and traditionGiampaolo Bertozzi and Stefano Dal Monte Casoni are artists who have chosen to give form to their imagination with ceramics. From the very beginning, they have been interested in the great tradition of art, developing an original aptitude for experimenting with...
2020, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 312pp., 650ill.
ISBN: 9788842224822
€ 80,00



From the intelligence, the hands and the Greek heart of VeniaStones 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...
2019, Cartonato, 64pp.
ISBN: 9788842224839
€ 25,00
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. His big canvases represent allegories and visions steeped in mysticism and spirituality, ascetic and mute dreams in which...
2019, Paperback, 96pp., 40ill.
ISBN: 9788842224952
€ 20,00

Mario Davico


The artist who was “there and not there” in the post-war history of artMario 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...
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...
Author: Daniel Buren, Gianni Vannetti
2018, Paperback, 176pp., 162ill.
ISBN: 9788842224587
€ 35,00
The contradictions of beautyChiara 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. The volume systematically catalogues...
Edited by: Giorgio Verzotti
2018, Cartonato, 400pp., 190ill.
ISBN: 9788842224488
€ 90,00


Opere 1950-2018

The 80-year-old artist who stayed as innocent and wide-eyed as a childOn 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...
2018, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 256pp., 200ill.
ISBN: 9788842224631
€ 50,00


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...
2017, Paperback, 144pp., 126ill.
ISBN: 9788842224457
€ 0,00


Catalogue Raisonné

The conceptual exercise of paintingTino 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 . Divided into chapters that start with...
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, obliterating any distinction between top...
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:...
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 paintingMario 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. In his meditation on the essence of art, Surbone verified,...
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 ArtThe 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...
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 centuryAldo 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...
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 artistIronic, 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...
Edited by: Alessandra Ruffino
2016, Paperback, 256pp., 234ill.
ISBN: 9788842223986
€ 30,00
Un artista contemporaneo racconta il proprio cammino verso il successo Questo libro è il frutto di un premio assegnato dalla Pollock- Krasner Foundation di New York allo scultore e pittore Filippo La Vaccara. È stato curato dall'artista stesso e da Mercedes Auteri, museologa e storica dell'arte.Oltre...
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 editionContemporary 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,...
Author: Angela Vettese
2016, Paperback, 496pp., 85ill.
ISBN: 9788842224112
€ 35,00

Aldo Mondino

Complete Works

A gifted artist, perennially inventive, whirling like his dervishesAldo Mondino (1938-2005) was one of the most brilliant Italian artists of the post-war period. His talent was eclectic, irreverent and imaginative. Mondino was a legend: an outsider artist, a painter who did not frequent other painters,...
Author: Antonio Mondino
2016, Cartonato, 600pp., 1600ill.
ISBN: 9788842224167
€ 300,00

Pluto and Dionysus

Umberto Mariani

Darkness and light, in the name of peaceIn 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...
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”.Just as Lewis Carroll has Alice enter the looking-glass, we, too, pass...
Edited by: Massimo Melotti
2015, Paperback, 88pp., 70ill.
ISBN: 9788842223757
€ 14,00

Hot Days

Oscar Tusquets

The artist and the model Mario Vargas Llosa writes in the introductory essay: “Eroticism, which at various times throughout Western history inflamed painting and literature [...], has these days almost disappeared, the victim of banality and its use in commerce and advertising, which has stripped...
2015, Cartonato, pp.
ISBN: 9788842223788
€ 250,00