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 instruments and sources of a passionate collector, can be divided into two categories: ancient or rare books and the so-called "modernism". The line between the two is tradit... 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