Non-Fiction
  • Noah Charney
    Il museo dell'arte perduta
    Imagine a space designed to host all of the works of art lost to us. Such a place would be by far the most immense museum on earth, where masterpieces of every era would be display...
  • Vincent Lavoie
    L'affaire Capa
    In 1937, Spain was in the midst of a devastating civil war. In July, a special report in Life magazine gave a tragic account of the lives cut short in one year of combat. The artic...
  • Luigi Bonfante
    Catastrofi d'arte
    The history of art, as Benjamin wrote, is a history of prophecies. Certain works of art can only be understood when the circumstances that they anticipated have matured. The centur...
  • Sergio Cortesini
    One day we must meet
    October 1937. As a fruitful conversation at the White House between President Roosevelt and Vittorio Mussolini was drawing to a close, the former expressed the hope that he would m...
  • Martina Corgnati
    L'ombra lunga degli etruschi
    The legend of the Etruscans has stood the test of time over centuries. Since the 15th century, when Leon Battista Alberti was one of the first to reassess the Tuscan order, to more...
  • Hito Steyerl
    Duty Free Art
    Gigantic secret museums crop up nowadays in no-man’s-lands that circumvent national sovereignties and are closed to the public. They are duty-free storage facilities where wo...
  • La cornice
    Edited by Daniela Ferrari e Andrea Pinotti

    At a time when historical avant-gardes are starting to question it deeply, the frame has become a subject of great interest to philosophers, art historians and semiologists. The qu...
  • W.J.T. Mitchell
    Scienza delle immagini
    While the advent of the digital era and the rapid evolution of technology have led to major change in the coordinates of the visible world and the relationship between word and ima...
  • Philippe Costamagna
    Avventure di un occhio
    Just as there are noses with a prodigious sense of smell, enabling them to invent perfumes, so there are eyes able to reveal the authorship of a painting. If an expert eye takes ju...
  • Sharon Hecker
    Un monumento al momento
    An artist loved by other artists, starting with Boccioni who praises his subversive power, Medardo Rosso (1858‒1928) produced revolutionary work that has never ceased to influenc...
  • Michel Henry
    Vedere l’invisibile
    Every phenomenon is the material trace of the invisible forces that generated it, the inseparable fusion of content and form, of internal and external elements. This is how such pa...
  • Elio Grazioli
    Duchamp oltre la fotografia
    From the start of his career Duchamp developed a fertile relationship with photography, which runs through his work at several levels, charging his medium with new potential. A dev...
  • Kirk Varnedoe
    Una squisita indifferenza
    One day in 1823, on a football pitch in the north of England, a player picked up the ball and, with exquisite indifference to the rules of the game, he started to run with it: he h...
  • Tommaso Trini
    Mezzo secolo di arte intera
    Edited by Luca Cerizza

    If we know what we know about the extraordinary art revolution of the second half of the sixties, about Arte Povera, Conceptural Art, Process Art and Land Art; if we now see in Boe...
  • Philippe Duboÿ
    Carlo Scarpa
    The name of Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978) is intrinsically linked to the history of art, taste and museology of the 20th century, so much so that in the seventies the French art histori...
  • Yann Kerlau
    Cacciatori d’arte
    Visionaries, businessmen and daring adventurers who are mad about art and childishly keen on taking risks. The most intrepid dealers have always been obsessed with running to groun...
  • Gabriele Guercio
    L’arte non evolve
    Devoid of ascertainable origins, freed from the sequentiality of a before and after, the work of art demolishes the barriers of time and projects us into a space extraneous to prog...
  • Sally Price
    I primitivi traditi
    What are we speaking of when we speak of “primitive art”? What parameters do we use to define and evaluate works that have been captured, like African objects during th...
  • Alessandra Pioselli
    L'arte nello spazio urbano
    The term Public art is a term that refers to a wide range of experiences, including political or playful operations, ephemeral projects to transform places and landscapes, particip...
  • Jean Clair
    Hybris
    Once merely an exception and object of curiosity, the monstrous has become a common experience, overrunning everything with its troubled, deviant forms that defy the harmony of the...
  • Il cinema degli architetti
    Edited by Vincenzo Trione

    This is a story of conversations that never took place and arrested developments; an adventurous tale, never yet fully told, whose protagonists include Le Corbusier and Walter Grop...
  • Geoffrey Batchen
    Un desiderio ardente
    Before it was seen as a technology, at its outset photography sprang from a burning desire to capture the images produced in the camera obscura. This desire, which can also be seen...
  • Arthur C. Danto
    Che cos'è l'arte
    This is the eternal question that the philosopher and critic Arthur C. Danto tackles in an essay that is part philosophical dissertation, part autobiographical musings. Taking his ...
  • Lewis Baltz
    Scritti
    Edited by Antonello Frongia

    Lucid exponent of the American New Topographics current in the 1970s, and constantly engaged in deconstructing the politics of places and representations, since his debut Lewis Bal...
  • Arte in TV
    Edited by Aldo Grasso - Vincenzo Trione

    In the lengthy history of Italian TV art has had a place right from the start: 3 January 1954, when the RAI began broadcasting, was also the date of the first cultural programme, L...
  • Miriam Bratu Hansen
    Cinema & Experience
    Cinema studies have undergone such proliferation since the 1990s as to become an authentic academic discipline. Their object of investigation now appears, however, to be gradually ...
  • Pierre Schneider
    Louvre, mon amour
    Do you have to set the Louvre on fire to establish yourself as one of the masters of your time? In order to answer this provocative question, in the 1960s the art critic Pierre Sch...
  • Frederic Spotts
    Hitler e il potere dell’estetica
    Countless books have been written on Adolf Hitler. When CBS announced its intention of producing a film on his youth years ago, the almost unanimous chorus of protest that ensued c...
  • Marco Meneguzzo
    Breve storia della globalizzazione in arte
    For at least a decade now, the Western art system has found itself faced in the international arena with new players who appear to want to play according to rules of their own maki...
  • Brian O'Doherty
    Inside the White Cube
    There was once the easel painting with a solid frame and a complete perspective system in which a illusion of reality was embedded. Then the Impressionist landscapes appeared on th...
  • Clement Greenberg
    L’avventura del modernismo
    Edited by Giuseppe di Salvatore - Luigi Fassi

    This volume offers the broadest Italian collection of writings by Clement Greenberg (1909–94), an essential author for anyone with an interest in the period full of formal re...
  • Ai Weiwei
    Il Blog
    Edited by Stefano Chiodi

    Begun in 2006 and closed down by the authorities three years later, the blog of the artist and architect Ai Weiwei came to attention at the international level as one of the most c...
  • Annie Cohen-Solal
    Americani per sempre
    Paris, 1 July 1867, the inauguration of the Universal Exposition. With the end of the American Civil War, the landscape painters, members of the first authentic American school, re...