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Pirelli. Rivista di informazione e di tecnica

Published from 1948 to 1972, generally bimonthly, and on regular sale at newsstands, Pirelli magazine was launched with the declared aim of combining technical-scientific and liberal culture. Issues concerning industrial production, science and technology appeared alongside others that ranged from art to architecture, sociology and economics, through to urban planning and literature. For over two decades, one of the most advanced cultural debates in Italy took place in Pirelli magazine, with contributors including Giulio Carlo Argan, Dino Buzzati, Italo Calvino, Gillo Dorfles, Umberto Eco, Arrigo Levi, Eugenio Montale, Franco Quadri, Salvatore Quasimodo, Alberto Ronchey, Elio Vittorini and dozens of others. The illustrations were by artists and draughtsman of the calibre of Renato Guttuso, Renzo Biasion, and Fulvio Bianconi.