6 new books between tourism, art archives and noble palaces

And on this Easter holiday, too, we’d like to point out six recent editorial issues. Starting with a selection of 100 masterpieces from Palazzo Barberini in Rome, arriving at a very complete book on the artist’s archives.

Half a dozen books we recommend unlock this week with the guide runningArtist Archive Edited by Alessandra Donati and Filippo Tibertelli de Pesis, followed by a comprehensive investigation by Daniela Brignoni employment florio . placesThe farm house guide By Rodolphe Christin, The amazing selection of 100 masterpieces From Palazzo Barberini and Galleria Corsini, le Letters to Rene Magritte Written by Joë Bousquet and finally Chiara Montani’s first novel in the shadow of Piero della Francesca.

– Marco Enrico Giacomelli

1. The first guide on the artist’s archive

We confirmed that the subject of the archive is one of the most recent in the field of art, among other things in No. 63 of Artribune Magazinewhich contained about ten pages on the topic – in particular An extended interview with Marco Scutini. This book, just released for the types of Johann and Levi, evaluates in a precise and unanimous manner in the proper archive, those which Scutini himself calls “Ready archivesbook that He is a candidate to become fast The booklet Anyone, in the most diverse roles, can come close to a reality of this kind. curators, Alessandra Donati and Filippo Tibertelli de BessesAmong other things, I am the Director of the Artist Archivist Course promoted by AitArt – the Italian Association of Artist Archives and founder/chairman of AitArt itself. Thanks to the very large number of professionals called to sign the thirty-two articles in the volume, the subject matter of the artist’s archive is investigated in every aspect: from management to cataloging/inventory, from originality/attribution to copyright and privacy, from preservation and restoration to the circulation of works.

Alessandra Donati and Filippo Tibertelli de Pesis (Editor) – Artist Archive. Principles, rules and best practices
Johan and Levi, Monza 2022
Pages 464, €28
ISBN 9788860102959

2. Florio and Parliamentary Freedom

A family of distant Calabrian descent, I Florio They landed in Palermo in 1799. Within half a century, the family had become one of the most influential in the city and the whole island: “At Waltz Arrival, the Florio family opened their sitting room to bankers of the caliber of the French Rothschilds, the Dutch Vanderbilt, and the American Morgan, the global financial elite.However, after a century, the decline began, on the one hand, due to the mafia, which literally destroyed the palace ward of Olivosa, and on the other hand due to the economic turmoil that soon assumed uncontrollable proportions, severely undermining the economic empire had Origin Major in the shipping and financial services branch, but with branches that spanned into textiles, fishing, hunting and publishing – a partial list. To indicate the continued existence of the family in the city and in the surrounding area, there are countless existences Liberty Buildings, mostly designed by Ernesto Basile: from Palazzina dei Quattro Pizzi to Arenella to Villa Florio Pignatelli decorated by Antonino Leto; From the Castle of Florio in Favignana to the mausoleum of Vincenzo Florio; from the whole Olivuzza district to the Basilica of Sant’Antonio in Favignana; From Villa Igiea to Villino Vincenzo Florio to Florio Stand – the last home of a Contemporary Axis.

Daniela BrignoniFlorio Family Places. The residences and companies of the Historic Vice-Kings of Sicily
Rizzoli, AC Milan 2022
240 pages, 25.90 euros
ISBN 9788891834522

3. Anti-tourism in every form

A lot of social and political ideas about tourism have been published in the last twenty years. Why do you read hundreds of times? The richness of this graceful book by the French sociologist Rudolph Christine lies in its radicalism, which, if it already exists Mass tourism and international clothing (2014) did not offer discounts on this farm house guide (2017) is more explicit, as it sets out how Criticism should be directed at tourism as a whole and not on its alleged deviation: “Departing from what one has learned, from one’s own certainties and mores, descends into the improbable mirage on the horizon of the desire to travel that few tourists seem willing to realizeAnd since this is the period of reservations for the summer holidays, one suggestion is not only to get away from the parks and plastic villages, but even to experience the “extraordinary”, that of George Perek to be clear, who has discovered treasures of eccentricity in the seemingly cliched areas of everyday life .

Rudolf Christine – Farmhouse guide. Do we still call ourselves travelers?
Bordeaux, Rome 2022
Pages 160, 18 euros
ISBN 9791259630834

4. Art pieces from the Palazzo Barberini and Corsini exhibition

For those unfamiliar with the Roman Museum’s intricate organization: hundreds of works reproduced and commented on here are part of the National Galleries of Ancient Art. However, it is kept in two different buildings: Corsini Gallery And Building Barberini. The first is a picture exhibition commissioned by Cardinal Neri Corsini in the eighteenth century and of course “It deserves to be preserved in the place its creator imagines it to beCoordinator Yuri Primarosa wrote. The second site houses works acquired over the years or formerly belonging to no less important groups, from Torlonia to Chigi, and from Odescalchi to Barberini herself. Including these viewing options, all that remains is discretion Choice of a hundred masterpieces (To give two examples: Fornarina by Raphael and Narcissus di Caravaggio) in this book to accompany the visit Personally for museums. The book’s only note: Such great wealth was deserving of greater form.

Yuri Primarosa (Editor) – Barberini Palace | Corsini Gallery. 100 masterpieces
Libraria Workshop, Rome 2022
240 pages, 18.90 euros
ISBN 9788833670522

5. Rediscover JOË BOUSQUET thanks to René Magritte

As you know, “Surrealist” painting as the practice of countless “artists” becomes unbearable: we see many severed hands, blood flowing freely, inventions brilliantly disgusting. All these artists make me feel blind and living in a dusty “surreal” museum where a real flower bouquet causes a scandal.“. like him René Magritte wrote to Joe Bousquet August 3, 1946. Two sentences allow us to repeat the following: Surrealism should not be demonized but it also cannot be made an uncritical holiness biography, because it contains a lot of skeletons in the treasury; that Magritte is not a “tricks” painter but an intellectual of impressive clarity; That Joë Bousquet is an exceptional man of literature Unfortunately misunderstood In Italy we hope this will be the first booklet in a large series.

Joe Bousquet – What unites. Letters to René Magritte (1946-1948)
Mimises, Milan 2022
Pages 116, €9
ISBN 9788857583457

6. Piero della Francesca, the romantic character

We are in Florence during the Renaissance, more precisely in 1458, during the government of Cosimo de’ Medici. Piero della Francesca paints the skin of Christ. Around him moves a girl, Lavinia, passionate about painting but without the possibility of practicing it, specifically as a woman. The Pope is ill and the intrigues of power already developing will lead to the appointment of his successor. Between the historical novel, the detective story and the fictional history of artthe first literary appearance of Clear montane It is an interesting read, whose contextual elements are supported by a careful study of the sources, even topographical ones, precisely referenced in the bibliography at the end of the volume.

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