Maschera: “finto volto, di cartapesta, plastica, legno o altro materiale, riproducente lineamenti umani, animali o del tutto immaginari […] indossato a scopo magico-rituale, bellico, di spettacolo, di divertimento o semplicemente per non farsi riconoscere”.In questo libro, arricchito e decorato da 50 splendide tavole a colori dell’artista Nadir Durand, analizziamo le maschere più famose d’Italia, da nord a sud passando per il centr...

The best Shunga, the famous Japanese erotic pillow books, were written and illustrated in Japan during the XVIII century. It was during this period that the Japanese noble and moneyed classes could put into practice everything they learned in the shunga books, and pleasure districts thrived. The Shunga offered erotic poems and stories as well as sex advice. In our book we present some of the best engravings of Japanese erotic art in the paints of...

One of the first atlases in history was created by Georg Braun in 1572, thanks to technological improvements and new geographical discoveries: modern cartography was rising at the same time with mankind during Renaissance. In this first volume dedicated to Civitates Orbis Terrarum are reported the 80 plates describing Italy, from north to south, and following the navigation through the Mediterranean Sea’s costs. We invite you to a trip where yo...

L’universo, il pianeta Terra, l’uomo. L’avventura della specie umana si dipana lentamente dall’essere unicellulare fino all’uomo dei giorni nostri che, tra mille travagli, ha raggiunto la condizione di assoluta supremazia. La presenza nell’uomo moderno dei geni del DNA dell’uomo di Neanderthal ha chiarito che, questi antichi uomini, facevano parte, a tutti gli effetti, della specie umana. Si ritiene, pert...

“… E la parola pittore così come forse soltanto per Van Gogh non dà ragione sufficiente della grande, epica impresa di Merati. In lui la pittura urge come la vita…”, Questa famosa definizione del Prof. Vittorio Sgarbi rende meglio di altre parole la grandezza di questo artista italiano, vero genio della Brut Art, Outsider art o arte manicomiale che dir si voglia… 29, 00 € paperback...

The Botany of William Woodville & James Sowerby.. (3rd volume) Shown in this series of three books are the complete and original pattern hand-colored engravings plates from the artist James Sowerby’s medical plants present in the great work of William Woodville: Medical botany (London : Printed and sold for the author, by James Phillips, 1790-1793). Medical Botany, William Woodville’s three volume work of materia medica, was published in ...

The Botany of William Woodville & James Sowerby.. (2nd volume) Shown in this series of three books are the complete and original pattern hand-colored engravings plates from the artist James Sowerby’s medical plants present in the great work of William Woodville: Medical botany (London : Printed and sold for the author, by James Phillips, 1790-1793). Medical Botany, William Woodville’s three volume work of materia medica, was published in ...

The Botany of William Woodville & James Sowerby.. Shown in this series of three books are the complete and original pattern hand-colored engravings plates from the artist James Sowerby’s medical plants present in the great work of William Woodville: Medical botany (London : Printed and sold for the author, by James Phillips, 1790-1793). Medical Botany, William Woodville’s three volume work of materia medica, was published in monthly insta...

Giacomo Quarénghi, il grande architetto bergamasco (Capiatone, Rota d’Imagna, 1744 – Pietroburgo 1817), fu il più noto ed importante maestro del neoclassico. Maggiore interprete del Palladio non cercò in lui il pittorico, germe sviluppato dal barocco, bensì l’armonia spaziale delle masse, la scanditura degli elementi tettonici. Tale interpretazione riuscì semplice e grandiosa nel tempo stesso, sempre legata al concetto...

From Sybilla Merian & Moses Hariss XVII-XVIII Centuries engravings In those years, Europe was full of bonfires committed to make a clean sweep of witches. At the same time a young scientist: Sybilla Merian, daughter of the well-known German engraver Matthaeus Merian, was instead committed to studying, and illustrating the microscopic world of insects, caterpillars and butterflies and the little bigger world of flowers, plants and animals. The...

Le maschere più famose d’Italia
Mode&Costume / 6 Agosto 2019

Maschera: “finto volto, di cartapesta, plastica, legno o altro materiale, riproducente lineamenti umani, animali o del tutto immaginari […] indossato a scopo magico-rituale, bellico, di spettacolo, di divertimento o semplicemente per non farsi riconoscere”.In questo libro, arricchito e decorato da 50 splendide tavole a colori dell’artista Nadir Durand, analizziamo le maschere più famose d’Italia, da nord a sud passando pe...

Shunga: Ukiyo-e Japanese erotic art
Le Plaisir / 16 Luglio 2019

The best Shunga, the famous Japanese erotic pillow books, were written and illustrated in Japan during the XVIII century. It was during this period that the Japanese noble and moneyed classes could put into practice everything they learned in the shunga books, and pleasure districts thrived. The Shunga offered erotic poems and stories as well as sex advice. In our book we present some of the best engravings of Japanese erotic art in the...

Civitates Orbis Terrarum
Home&Town / 16 Luglio 2019

One of the first atlases in history was created by Georg Braun in 1572, thanks to technological improvements and new geographical discoveries: modern cartography was rising at the same time with mankind during Renaissance. In this first volume dedicated to Civitates Orbis Terrarum are reported the 80 plates describing Italy, from north to south, and following the navigation through the Mediterranean Sea’s costs. We invite you to a tri...

L’età dell’oro dei cacciatori
Darwin's View / 12 Aprile 2018

L’universo, il pianeta Terra, l’uomo. L’avventura della specie umana si dipana lentamente dall’essere unicellulare fino all’uomo dei giorni nostri che, tra mille travagli, ha raggiunto la condizione di assoluta supremazia. La presenza nell’uomo moderno dei geni del DNA dell’uomo di Neanderthal ha chiarito che, questi antichi uomini, facevano parte, a tutti gli effetti, della specie umana. Si rit...

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Tarcisio Merati, il Coccolone: il più grande artista manicomiale del’900
Art / 12 Aprile 2018

“… E la parola pittore così come forse soltanto per Van Gogh non dà ragione sufficiente della grande, epica impresa di Merati. In lui la pittura urge come la vita…”, Questa famosa definizione del Prof. Vittorio Sgarbi rende meglio di altre parole la grandezza di questo artista italiano, vero genio della Brut Art, Outsider art o arte manicomiale che dir si voglia… 29, 00 € paperback...

Medicinal & Officinal Plants – Vol. 3
Darwin's View / 25 Maggio 2017

The Botany of William Woodville & James Sowerby.. (3rd volume) Shown in this series of three books are the complete and original pattern hand-colored engravings plates from the artist James Sowerby’s medical plants present in the great work of William Woodville: Medical botany (London : Printed and sold for the author, by James Phillips, 1790-1793). Medical Botany, William Woodville’s three volume work of materia medica, was pub...

Medicinal & Officinal Plants – Vol. 2
Darwin's View / 25 Maggio 2017

The Botany of William Woodville & James Sowerby.. (2nd volume) Shown in this series of three books are the complete and original pattern hand-colored engravings plates from the artist James Sowerby’s medical plants present in the great work of William Woodville: Medical botany (London : Printed and sold for the author, by James Phillips, 1790-1793). Medical Botany, William Woodville’s three volume work of materia medica, was pub...

Medical & Officinal Plants – Vol. 1
Darwin's View / 25 Maggio 2017

The Botany of William Woodville & James Sowerby.. Shown in this series of three books are the complete and original pattern hand-colored engravings plates from the artist James Sowerby’s medical plants present in the great work of William Woodville: Medical botany (London : Printed and sold for the author, by James Phillips, 1790-1793). Medical Botany, William Woodville’s three volume work of materia medica, was published in mon...

Giacomo Quarenghi – L’architetto degli Zar
Home&Town / 25 Maggio 2017

Giacomo Quarénghi, il grande architetto bergamasco (Capiatone, Rota d’Imagna, 1744 – Pietroburgo 1817), fu il più noto ed importante maestro del neoclassico. Maggiore interprete del Palladio non cercò in lui il pittorico, germe sviluppato dal barocco, bensì l’armonia spaziale delle masse, la scanditura degli elementi tettonici. Tale interpretazione riuscì semplice e grandiosa nel tempo stesso, sempre legata a...

Flowers, butterflies, insects, caterpillars & serpents…
Darwin's View / 25 Maggio 2017

From Sybilla Merian & Moses Hariss XVII-XVIII Centuries engravings In those years, Europe was full of bonfires committed to make a clean sweep of witches. At the same time a young scientist: Sybilla Merian, daughter of the well-known German engraver Matthaeus Merian, was instead committed to studying, and illustrating the microscopic world of insects, caterpillars and butterflies and the little bigger world of flowers, plants and an...