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1920 | 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 ...


A Ten-Year Project Completed

This book talks about the global safeguarding model that the Vatican Museums have been successfully testing for several years now. It is a multitrack system in which care of the exhibition environment, ...


Volume 2

CONDIVIDERE BUONE PRATICHE DI ECONOMIA CIRCOLARE PER PROMUOVERE UNO SVILUPPO SOSTENIBILE. «Good Practices Guide: Systemic Approaches for a Circular Economy» è la seconda pubblicazione del progetto europeo ...

Dalí in the Third Dimension

The Stratton Foundation Collection

This book is an in-depth study of the three-dimensional works of the great Catalan artist Salvador Dalí. It presents the dreams of a collector, Mr Beniamino Levi, who created the Stratton Foundation Collection, ...

New York shots

A boxing tale

New York Shots is the story of Italians in America, seen through their successes, defeats and battles, inside and outside the ring. The author adopts a disjointed, narrative and critical approach with ...

Torino 1984-2008 Architecture Atlas

This atlas documents the architecture and the urban policies realised in Turin, Italy, from 1984 to today, with a special look at projects underway that will shape the city in future years. Brief critical ...

The Hidden Face of Jerusalem

This is another Jerusalem, more secret, more out-of-the-way, more modest but no less fascinating than the more official, better-known city. Perhaps these images may give life to the desire to discover these ...

Beyond Time

Mimmo Paladino and the Warrior of Capestrano: the New Room

Mimmo Paladino, one of Italy’s best-known artists, has created a dialogue with the Warrior of Capestrano (sixthcentury BC), an outstanding masterpiece of Italic sculpture.This artistic encounter takes ...

Biennale Giovani Monza 2011

30 artisti, 5 critici

This volume accompanies the 2011 edition of the Young Artists Biennale of Monza, a project tied to the historic National Exhibit of the City of Monza, established in 1951 with a revival in the 1980’s, and a complete reformulation in 2005.

The baths of Acqui.

City and Architectures for Care and Leisure

The great future ambitions of Acqui, a European spa city, are rooted in its history, of which this book tells the story. As in other localities that were made famous (and attractive) by their thermal waters, ...

Mondo piccolo

Photography by Paolo Simonazzi

“Mondo piccolo”, the title of Paolo Simonazzi’s photography cycle, refers to that singular human and social world created by Giovannino Guareschi immediately after the war with the epic saga of his two ...

The Anti-Minimalist House

In contrast to the minimalism of contemporary design, a reinterpretation of past styles has never ceased to be one of the languages in which interior design expresses the taste and culture of living. Massimo ...

The Irish towards the USA

English edition

The first volume of the series sponsored by the Whop clothing label of Turin, Italy, dedicated to the phenomenon of great migrations (which inspire the company in their production ideas), deals with one ...

Bertos.The triumph of motion

Charles Avery

A rediscovery of the eighteenth-century sculptor Francesco Bertos by the eminent British art historian, Charles Avery, a specialist in European- and particularly Italian - sculpture. Bertos lived and died ...

How to Look at Contemporary Art

Giorgio Guglielmino

Everything you ever wanted to know about contemporary art but were afraid to ask. The idea behind this book is that an art which at first sight may appear cryptic and elitist can, in fact, be explained ...

Karajan. The Master’s Style

A conductor of legendary fame, Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989) left his unmistakable mark on an immense repertoire ranging from Bach to contemporary composers, but he also transformed the status of the ...

La Spina. A 20th century yacht

Annunziata Berrino

In the first months of 1929 at Varazze near Genoa a sailing boat was launched, designed to participate - the first in Italy - in the sports competitions of the International rule 12-metre class. It was ...

The Nicolas

Restoration Tales in a Family History

Over half a century of work restoring antique and modern paintings on canvas and wooden panels, frescoes and wooden or stone statues, conjugated with Guido Nicola’s passion and enthusiasm, allowed his laboratory to expand year after year.

Stories of Looks and Visions

Alessandra Albarello

This book tells the fascinating story of how eyewear and optical instruments evolved from the thirteenth century through to the present day. It takes its cue from the precious and eclectic collections ...

Discover the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres

English edition

This book forms part of the Viaggi d’avventura nell’arte series that helps you discover wonderful art locations. This one visits the Salvador Dalí house-museum in Figueres, a museum created by the most ...


The Eroi (Heroes) exhibition aims to investigate the work of those artists who dare, who have the courage to make choices and thus, through their art, introduce new social values. The selection deliberately ...

Treatise on paint. Gianni Maimeri.

The Treatise on Paint by Gianni Maimeri (1884-1951) is an unpublished manuscript in the author’s own hand by one of the most unusual Italian artists of the early twentieth century. Founder of one of the ...

Niente di meno / Nothing Less

The power of female design

The exhibition catalogue for “Niente di meno / Nothing less” documents a selection of more than 100 out-of-production objects designed between 1945 and 2000 by female Italian (or long-term Italian resident) ...

Le Monde de Beaurepaire

In collaborazione con l'associazione "Amici della Scala"

Scoperto nel 1945 da Christian Berard, subito lanciato da Jean Cocteau fra i protagonisti della vita culturale e mondana francese, André Beaurepaire fu , a poco più di vent'anni, un' apparizione di grazia ...

Between the Louvre and the Zoo

Braco Dimitrijevic

The works with living animals came out of the two tendencies that have been dominant in Braco Dimitrijevic’s work right from the beginning. Simultaneously to exhibiting in galleries and museums, Dimitrijevic, ...

Villa Carlotta

Museum, Historical Park, Botanic Garden on Lake Como

Villa Carlotta is a place of exceptional beauty where masterpieces of Nature and human genius live in perfect harmony within an ensemble of 70,000 square meters of gardens and museum structures open to visitors.

Anna Paola Pizzocaro. Il mondo di Mai/Neverland

Arriva alla seconda tappa la trilogia di Anna Paola Pizzocaro, fotografa milanese con alle spalle collaborazioni internazionali di altissimo livello come quella con David Lachapelle, caratterizzata da ...

Flemish Painting

From the 16th to the 18th century. Relaying ideas from Erasmus to Diderot

Real “honest men”, the Brueghels took part in the intellectual epic of their day which, from humanism to the spirit of the Enlightenment, brought about a renewal in thought and laid the foundations of Modernity.

Making the Italians

The book accompanying the exhibition demonstrates, with pictures, the “plurality of narratives and languages” used on this special occasion to present the national history of the last 150 years. “Making the Italians.

Forme implicite/ Unearthed Shapes

Gioielli di Faiences / Faiences Jewels

A collection of rare gold and silver jewels, born from the fecund collaboration between a sculptress and a poet, the first with a passion for her native land (the “Romagna”) and for the art of bringing ...

Lolita Timofeeva

Opus alchymicum

With the exception of Marcel Duchamp (and in his case in a different and more cryptic manner), of all the artists I have met, none have given us a body of work as organic and as complex and informed ...

The Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile in Turin

The sweeping renovation of the Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile has transformed it into a truly modern institution, a new, highly dynamic cultural centre, laying the bases for future expansion and once ...

Sandro Chia

Ceramica vs Disegno 1:0

Sandro Chia is one of the most famous Italian artists on the international scene. His iconographic repertory has always drawn on the antique and the modern, formal tradition and so-called marginal artistic ...

Guide to Kazakhstan

Sites of Faith, Sites of History

Acountry larger than Western Europe, Kazakhstan is one of the least known of the Asian states. This Guide to Kazakhstan. Sites of Faith, Sites of History presents the extremely rich, complex, and diversified ...

Femmes fatales at the opera

The “belle dame sans merci” as personified in the poem by Keats, the seductress who drives men insane and slowly but surely to their ruin, is one of the myths of modern culture, pervading literature, drama, figurative arts, cinema.


Dessins et aquarelles 1946-1996

«Pour Cremonini, le dessin a été indéniablement au cours de ces années un instrument nécessaire et irremplaçable pour exprimer la présence insondable de ce monde “naturel”, pétrifié dans son existence, ...


Drawings and Watercolours 1946-1996

“Drawing was undeniably a necessary and essential instrument for Cremonini, enabling him to express the impenetrable presence of a ‘natural’ world that was petrified in its existence. It was a world that, ...


through the Lens of Achilles Samandji and Eugene Dalleggio

A photographer of the Sultan’s court, Achilles Samandji, and a historian, a talented amateur photographer in his spare time, Eugène Dalleggio, both Greeks of Constantinople, proffer the reader of this ...

The Castello del Valentino

Costanza Roggero, Annalisa Dameri

Property of the House of Savoy since the second half of the sixteenth century, the building has been the subject of numerous phases of enrichment and rearrangement, which, over time, have transformed its appearance.

Venini Glass

One of the most important changes during the 20th century was the evolution of the decorative arts from the rank of crafts to that of art: glass, today, has duly earned its place in museums, markets and the public opinion.


Revitalising a Historic Metropolis. English edition

A truly grandiose project of the Aga Khan: a large park, archaeological reclamation and restoration of the old city walls, and the socio-economic recovery of a densely populated district revitalise the ...


The Galleria Sabauda of Turin

Selected Works. English edition

This visitors’ guide contains a brief history of the Galleria Sabauda and a selection of seventy-five highlights from the eight hundred works on display in this famous Italian museum. Established by Charles ...


Metamorphosis. British Art of the sixties

Works from the Collections of the British Council and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. English edition

Revolution of styles in British art from the sixties This is the catalogue of the exhibition staged in 2005 by the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation in Athens entitled Metamorphosis, after one of ...


Le Museo di Antichità de Turin

French edition

A surprising panorama of ancient Piedmont. A fascinating journey in search of civilisations that are no more but laid the foundations for our universal culture. The Museo di Antichità has preserved ...


The Museo di Antichità of Turin

English edition

A surprising panorama of ancient Piedmont. A fascinating journey in search of civilisations that are no more but laid the foundations for our universal culture. The Museo di Antichità has preserved its ...


Art Treasures from the Museo Egizio

English edition

The book illustrates the exceptional collections in the only museum in the world, apart from the one in Cairo, devoted exclusively to Egyptian art and culture. The famous phrase “the route to Memphis and ...


Claudio Parmiggiani. L'isola del silenzio

French and Flemish edition

An installation by Claudio Parmiggiani in the Chapelle des Brigittines in Brussels Founded in 1663 by the order of St Saviour, the Chapelle des Brigittines is one of the most prestigious places today in Brussels for contemporary art.



Hidden treasures in the northern areas of Pakistan. English edition

Archaism and modernity among the Karakoram mountains Situated at a height of 2000 metres along the course of the Indus, in the heart of the Karakoram chain, Hunza and Baltistan are two valleys rich ...


The Garden of Ninfa

The garden most loved by the English, Ninfa: an enchanted oasis one hour from Rome photographed by Marella Agnelli; an Anglo-Italian dynastic story narrated by Marella Caracciolo; a botanical treasure described by Giuppi Pietromarchi.


Il bianco e altro e comunque arte

English and Italian edition

“In art, white is a colour. In western painting it is used for the natural portrayal of atmospheric conditions of snow, ice, fog, and the desert, where light plays a fundamental role. The four seasons ...


Turin 1980-2011

Its transformation and its images

From the conversion of the Lingotto factory in the early 1980s to the 'sleepless nights' that enlivened the Winter Olympic Games in 2006, and up to the celebrations for 2011. A journey that embraces the ...


Italia 61

The nation on show. The personalities and legends heralding the netenary of the Unification of Italy. English edition

The nation on show. The personalities and legends heralding the centenary of the Unification of Italy The buildings of Italia ’61, from the Palazzo del Lavoro to the Palavela, were for many years regarded ...


Modern Alpine Architecture in Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta

English edition

A trek through Italy’s Western Alps to discover the buildings that have been constructed in the mountains of Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta in modern times: the “invention” of mountain landscape in the 18th ...


The Palazzo dei Lavori Pubblici

Clients, designers, decision makers. English edition

Since its construction in the early 1960s, in front of the cathedral and adjacent to the Roman archaeological area, the municipal office of Public Works in Piazza San Giovanni has been the focus of heated ...



300 years old and as young as ever.

The destiny of the Baroque, from the rigorous design of Italy's first capital city to the rediscovery of a strategic resource for the future of Turin. In the heart of the contemporary city, the Baroque ...


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