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- 09 June 2021 Cloud atlas For children who are always staring upwards, with their heads in the clouds, here is a lovely atlas of those bizarrely shaped bunches of water droplets that constantly ... +
- 09 June 2021 GIO PONTI GIO PONTI, published by Taschen, is a monographic book on the work of the Italian architect Gio Ponti. The publishing project condenses into 572 pages the intense 60-year ... +
- 02 June 2021 DanteDuck The year celebrating the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante brings with it the first comic story devoted to him, accompanied by two historical parodies of the ... +
- 31 May 2021 Andre de Dienes. Marilyn In the early 1940s, a young Hungarian photographer who worked in New York moved to Los Angeles, where he met one of the most beautiful women in the ... +
For children who are always staring upwards, with their heads in the clouds, here is a lovely atlas of those bizarrely shaped bunches of water droplets that constantly pass over our heads. Cirrus, cumulus, cumulonimbus, stratus, cirrostratus... this illustrated book will help children find out about the different types of clouds and learn their scientific names, thanks to the scientific review of the Centro Geofisico Prealpino di Campo dei Fiori (Vares). Looking at clouds does not just mean studying them, but also dreaming, fantasising, having fun looking for strange shapes and being amazed by their beauty, together with all the colours of the sky, from red sunsets to dark grey storms.
Nuvolario. Atlante delle nuvole
Texts by Sarah Zambello; illustrations by Susy Zanella
Nomos Edizioni, 2020
GIO PONTI, published by Taschen, is a monographic book on the work of the Italian architect Gio Ponti. The publishing project condenses into 572 pages the intense 60-year career of one of the greatest architects, designers and artistic directors of the twentieth century. The book includes much previously unpublished material on his projects and private life, creating an in-depth and varied account of Ponti’s work and personality. The rich array of illustrations also includes some pictures from the photographic archive of the Pirelli Foundation, which preserves complete documentation of the construction of the Pirelli Tower, from the excavation of its foundations to its opening. The illustrations chosen for the publication also include those of the interiors of the building, with the furnishings designed by the architect, where one can also see part of the famous striped yellow linoleum flooring, which also appears on the cover.
The Tower project appears in the book alongside designs for churches, other skyscrapers, power plants, swimming pools, hotels and museums. Gio Ponti also designed handles, fabrics, furnishings, cutlery, wine labels, tableware and theatre costumes, vases, bed sheets and cars. And, of course, the interiors of the great ocean liners in their heyday, on which Ponti worked after the war, from 1949 to 1953.
The book is edited by Stefano Casciani and Karl Kolbitz with the collaboration of Lisa Licitra Ponti and Salvatore Licitra, head of the Gio Ponti Archive.
By Stefano Casciani and Karl Kolbitz
with the assistance of Salvatore Licitra, Lisa Licitra Ponti, Brian Kish, and Fabio Marino
The year celebrating the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante brings with it the first comic story devoted to him, accompanied by two historical parodies of the Divine Comedy: L’inferno di Topolino by Guido Martina and Angelo Bioletto, and L’inferno di Paperino by Giulio Chierchini. The first of these two parodies was published in 1949-50 and it launched what became a great tradition in Italian Disney publications: over the years, no end of literary classics have been adapted as comic strips starring the most famous mice and ducks in the world. L’inferno di Paperino, the story starring Donald Duck, looks at some of the dominant themes of the 1970s and 1980s, such as that of ecology. The new story dedicated to the Supreme Poet, on the other hand, was created this year by Augusto Macchetto and Giada Perissinotto, with the colours of Andrea Cagol, describing an imaginary episode from Dante’s childhood, as performed by a young Donald Duck. The book is an excellent opportunity to introduce young readers to the work of the greatest Italian poet of all time, but also for comic-book enthusiasts of all ages, who can now reread the historical parodies devoted to him.
PaperDante. Letteratura a fumetti
Augusto Macchetto, Giada Perissinotto et al.
Disney Libri – Giunti, 2021
Andre de Dienes. Marilyn
In the early 1940s, a young Hungarian photographer who worked in New York moved to Los Angeles, where he met one of the most beautiful women in the world, and one of the most important in his life. At the time, her name was Norma Jeane Dougherty, a young model in search of success, who in the following years would take the world by storm as an icon of the silver screen under the much better-known name of Marilyn Monroe. André de Dienes and Marilyn had a brief romantic relationship, but above all a professional one that helped young Norma Jeane’s career take off, thanks to a series of stunning shots, including one for an advertisement for Pirelli Lastex swimwear. The book edited by Steve Crist and Shirley T. Ellis de Dienes is not so much a biography or catalogue as a two-volume photographic diary: Marilyn: Photographs and Marilyn: Memoirs, with a wealth of handwritten personal notes and de Dienes’s memories, which paint a portrait of the ambitious young model and her transformation into the queen of Hollywood.
Andre de Dienes. Marilyn
Edited by Steve Crist and Shirley T. Ellis de Dienes