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The Castello de La Mandria

and the apartment of Victor Emmanuel II

History, traditions, natural beauty: the fascination of the exceptional and unique

Favourite residence of King Victor Emmanuel II and his mistress, Rosa Vercellana, the royal apartments of the Castello della Mandria were conceived as a love nest for the couple.
Edited by: Luca Avataneo
2013, Paperback, 72pp., 71ill.
ISBN: 9788842224426
€ 12,00

Birth of an Institution

The case of Hangar Bicocca

A large factory becomes a challenge for prominent artists

The former Hangar Bicocca factory in Milan has become a site of worldwide importance for contemporary art. The project originated from the decision to repurpose the huge Ansaldo industrial facility where the coils for electric motors for trains were manufactured, involving well-known artists willing to take on the challenge of a visually powerful and imposing space.
Author: Gianluca Winkler
2012, Paperback, 196pp., 23ill.
ISBN: 9788842221180
€ 25,00

Landscape with Figure

Art, public sphere, social transformation

When artists intervene in the public sphere to attempt social transformation

Many contemporary artists propose works expressly conceived for sharing with the creativity of our times.
Author: Gabi Scardi
2011, Paperback, 296pp., 82ill.
ISBN: 9788842218913
€ 30,00

Il Cottolengo

The Little House of Divine Providence

The model of an extraordinary practice of benevolence

This is the history in words and illustrations of one of the world's most extraordinary and renowned humanitarian institutions. For over a century and a half, “the Cottolengo” has assisted hundreds of thousands of people: the sick, the marginalised, the abandoned poor, in short, the “last in line”, the derelicts, the shunned.
Author: Pier Luigi Bassignana, suor Giuliana Galli
2011, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 136pp., 89ill.
ISBN: 9788842219286
€ 30,00

What do we need art for?

At work and in everyday life

Why we need art: the public and artists respond

To understand what role art, about which there has been so much discussion, actually plays in our everyday lives (and the lives of those who create art), we have to abandon certain habits and customary ways of thinking.
Author: AAVV
2011, Paperback, 96pp., 13ill.
ISBN: 9788842219750
€ 20,00

A Truly Unique Newspaper

The 150 years of L'Osservatore Romano

A newspaper that is unique in the world

“A truly unique newspaper”: this is how Giovanni Battista Montini, the future Pope Paul VI, defined L'Osservatore Romano in 1961 in an article about the extraordinary difficulty of producing the daily newspaper of the Holy See.
Edited by: Antonio Zanardi Landi, Giovanni Maria Vian
2010, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 288pp., 88ill.
ISBN: 9788842220541
€ 24,00

Mind and Beauty

Art, creativity and innovation

Beauty stimulates the desire to create

When it comes from a work, from a person, or from a situation, beauty has a generative value.
Author: Ugo Morelli
2010, Paperback, 304pp., 21ill.
ISBN: 9788842219040
€ 35,00
The manual of conversation on contemporary art with the deaf

A genuine dictionary in Sign Language to make the particular lexicon of contemporary art accessible to the world of the hearing-impaired, thanks to the combination of eighty terms and eighty famous works of art that exemplify the signs specially created and tested by a team of hearing-impaired persons and experts.
Edited by: A cura del Dipartimento Educazione del Castello di Rivoli e dell'Istituto dei Sordi di Torino
2010, Paperback, 208pp., 162ill.
ISBN: 9788842218418
€ 30,00

Travels of an art connoisseur in Italy

New and little Grand Tour

A sophisticated connoisseur selects the 52 essential sites to visit in Italy

One of the most incomparable intellectual thrills is the privilege of visiting a country like Italy that is so rich in works of art in the company of an extremely sophisticated art expert.
Author: Francis Russell
2007, Paperback, 304pp., 79ill.
ISBN: 9788842215004
€ 25,00

Philobiblon

The Love of Books

The book for those who love books

The English Benedictine bishop, Riccardo de Bury, wrote in 1344 that books are “the true wealth of the world, a divine gift, of which one is never satiated, essential for those who want to know truth, wisdom and faith.”
Author: Richard de Bury
2007, Cartonato con sovraccoperta, 248pp., 101ill.
ISBN: 9788842212430
€ 100,00