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Preserving Knowledge
and Promoting Reading

Preserving Knowledge
and Promoting Reading

The first Pirelli library was set up in 1928, when a subscription library with 800 books was made available to personnel who were members of the Dopolavoro Aziende Pirelli, the workers’ club. It was one of the first examples of a company promoting reading and the start of long tradition that Pirelli has continued to this day with company libraries in the Headquarters at Milano Bicocca, in the factory in Bollate and in the Industrial Centre in ​​Settimo Torinese. But there is more, for the company has also been collecting scientific texts for over a century, and these now form part of the Scientific and Technical Library at the Pirelli Foundation. The panorama of Pirelli libraries ends with the Pirelli Foundation Library, which has books ranging from the history of the company to corporate communication.

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The Sandman

curated by Fondazione Pirelli

A shadowy tale in which Neil Gaiman’s visionary genius manages to blend mythological elements and literary quotations, creating a rich, complex world of fantasy. The character is inspired by northern European folklore, in which the Sandman is a spirit who sprinkles sand into the eyes of children at night to...
make them fall asleep. Gaiman takes a new look at this character, creating Dream (also called Morpheus), lord of the realm of dreams, who takes us into the most diverse historical and mythological settings: from the hills of England in the sixteenth century, where Shakespeare himself stages a particular version of his Midsummer Night’s Dream, to Milton’s underworld, through to present-day New York and back to ancient Greece. The style of his characters is inspired by 1980s rock and new wave musicians, such as The Cure and Bauhaus, creating a dark, dreamlike atmosphere like the shadows we see when waking from a strange dream: “Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are shadow truths.” The Sandman Neil Gaiman DC Comics, 1988-present  

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