Bruno Munari

Bruno Munari was an Italian artist, designer and inventor who contributed fundamentals to man fields of visual arts (painting, sculpture, film, industrial design, graphic design) in modernism, futurism and concrete ar... Read more

Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez, known as Gabo, was considered one of most significant authors of the 20th century. In 1982 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Gabo wrote mani acclaimed non-ficti... Read more

Magic Realism

Coined in the 1920s by German critic Franz Roh, the term "Magic Realism" meant a post-expressionist German pictorial movement, later extended into literature, often associated with the literary boom in Latin America i... Read more

Victor Hugo

This book, Les Misérables, is no less your mirror than ours. Certain men, certain castes, rise in revolt against this book, – I understand that. Mirrors, those revealers of the truth, are hated; that does not prevent ... Read more

The Philosophy of Dress

«A well.made dress is a simple dress that hangs from the shoulders, that takes its shape from the figure and its folds from the movements of the girl who wears it... a badly made dress is an elaborate structure of het... Read more

Ancient books

Books, which have always been both reading tools and sources of a passionate collector's art, can be divided into two categories: ancient or rare books and the so-called "modernism". The boundary line between the two ... Read more

Modern books

Modern books can easily be recognized for the fact that they are very recently published and that they are available at bookshops, newsagents, etc., but the characteristic that still distinguishes them in full today i... Read more

The father of the modern printed book

Johann Gutenberg is nearly universally credited with being the inventor of the printing press, and the father of the modern printed book. Gutenberg was an early communications catalyst who invention of the printed boo... Read more

If This Is a Man

If This Is a Man by Primo Levi is an autobiographical memoir that questions how it was possible for prisoners to retain their sense of humanity. Levi was arrested and deported to Auschwitz in February 1944 and his boo... Read more

Dino Buzzati

I wish you to walk with me, in a Sunday of spring, the grey sky and a few of the older leaves of the year before dragged through the streets by the wind, in the suburbs. In such quarters ofthen rises melancholy and de... Read more

Antique Prints

There are many different types of 19th century (or earlier) antique prints. They can generally be divided into two classes: those made from metal printing plates and those made from stones. From metal plates we get en... Read more

The Magi

After they heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming... Read more

Book Monday

Toda is Blue Monday, the saddest day of the year. Face it with a nice reading: on you'll find special discounts for you! Smile, today is Book Monday! Read more

The faboulous Sixities

In the early 1960s, the process of industrialization in Western countries was strengthened, under the pressure of American capitalism. Europe is witnessing a new experimental phase and the birth of numerous avant... Read more

J.R.R. Tolkien

Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible, and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works, or of the kinds of writing th... Read more

Charles Dickens

Out of my thoughts! You are part of my existence, part of myself. You have been in every line I have ever read, since I first came here, the rough common boy whose poor heart you wounded even then. You have been in ev... Read more

Winter is the time for good reads

This morning, Winter is rubbing its cloudy back on the school’s window panes, like an old grey cat:it plays magic tricks with the fog, it makes houses disappear and reappear; with its snow paws, it whitens the ground ... Read more

Fratelli Alinari, images from the world

In 1852 the brothers Leopoldo, Giuseppe and Romualdo Alinari set up a photographic laboratory in the heart of Florence. Over time, the company will become a leader in photographic publishing both nationally and intern... Read more

Alda Merini

Birth is the best event in our lives. In the natural body of being there is all the unfolding of what he will be tomorrow, of the loves he will encounter, of the sweaters, of his personal cinisms, until his death. At ... Read more

A light Autumn breeze...

The sky was clear and serene. As the sun rose behind the mountain, its rays brightened the opposite summits, and thence rapidly spread themselves over the declivities and valleys; a light autumn breeze played through ... Read more

Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore-While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapp... Read more

The road goes ever on and on...

“Good Morning!" said Bilbo, and he meant it. The sun was shining, and the grass was very green. But Gandalf looked at him from under long bushy eyebrows that stuck out further than the brim of his shady hat. "What do ... Read more

Edgar Degas

Hilaire German Edgar De Gas, this is the original spelling of the surname of a noble family of Languedoc. Undesidered to the Republicans, he fled the guillotine and took refuge in Naples. He attended the Royal Academy... Read more