5 new books not to be missed, including cinema, aesthetics and architecture

Cinema, photography, museology, construction techniques and art philosophy, a nice mix to start the new year. Let's start with Fernanda! Fernandissima, published by Skira and dedicated to the story of one of the most important museum directors of the Second World War; follows The world of Tim Burton which explores the creative methods of one of the most important contemporary directors. Art in photography is a social examination of the process of artistic legitimation of photography The abstract sublime is a collection of essays that explore the concept of the sublime in aniconic art, concluding this collection of novelties Buildings in Venice A volume that tells how it was possible to create such extraordinary buildings in such a complex city.

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The story of the first woman to run the Pinacoteca di Brera

2/5

The catalog of the Tim Burton exhibition in Turin

3/5

Photography as legitimate art

4/5

The path to the sublime leads through abstract art

5/5

Building a city on water

Fernanda Wittgens(Milan, 1903 – 1957) was a central figure for the art and culture of Milan and Italy after the Second World War. Imprisoned for resisting fascism, after being released from prison and receiving the position of director of the Brera's picture gallery identifies the museum as a central place for coming to terms with the horrors of war. In doing so, he is continuing a previously outstanding acquisition process and at the same time working with the most important Lombard collectors to promote modern Italian art abroad. It promotes Milan as a modern European city and does so with numerous successful exhibitions at the Palazzo Reale, the most important of which can be seen at the Palazzo Reale Pablo Picasso and the protagonists of his masterpiece Guernica. Fernanda! Fernandissima! Published by Skira tells the story of a modern museum director who was able to understand and change the cultural climate of her time.

Erica Bernardi and Giuseppina Di Gangi, Fernanda! Fernandissima
Skira, 2023
Page 176, €19
ISBN 8857251616
https://www.skira.net/

Fernanda!  Fernandissima
Fernanda! Fernandissima

The world of Tim Burton is the catalog published by Silvana Editoriale that accompanies the large immersive exhibition National Cinema Museum from Turin dedicated to one of the most extravagant contemporary directors. The book chronicles, analyzes and narrates the collection of over 500 original works of art from the beginnings to the most recent projects: sketches, paintings, drawings, photographs, films, conceptual art, storyboards, costumes, moving works, models, life-sized dolls and sculptural installations . This series of works is a kind of autobiography of the director, who tells his story in a completely unique and original way by depicting his creative process.

The world of Tim Burton
Silvana Editoriale, 2023
Page 240, €32

The world of Tim Burton
The world of Tim Burton

It is precisely the denunciation of this state of marginality in which photography seems to find itself today that is the inspiration for this volume, which examines the underlying social and cultural reasons“ with these words Lorenzo Giuseppe Zaffaroni introduces the interesting essay Art in photography. The artistic legitimacy of photography in Italy. The book focuses on and does so through the photographic medium and its artistic production A social investigationTherefore, I will examine how, why and when photography reached its peak in Italyor status of art in every respect. A recognition that, as the author himself states, is still being discussed despite the century-long history of artistic photography.

Lorenzo Giuseppe Zaffaroni, Art in photography. The artistic legitimacy of photography in Italy
Life and Thought, 2023
Page 192, €17
ISBN 8834352521
https://www.vitaepensiero.it/

Art in Photography, Lorenzo Giuseppe Zaffaroni
Art in Photography, Lorenzo Giuseppe Zaffaroni

The abstract sublimethe new volume by Johan & Levi begins with the dialectical conflict between Erwin Panofskyone of the most important scholars of medieval and Renaissance art, and Barnett Newman Representative and main theorist of Abstract Expressionism. The subject of the dispute is the term “sublime”, which is followed by a broader reflection on aniconic art, which is covered in the book in various essays in which a variety of points of view on this type of artistic approach, which aims to create in, Collected and presented to the viewer is a mixture of strong and contrasting emotions: the sublime.

The abstract sublime, edited by Pietro Conte
Johan & Levi, 2023
Page 120, €20
ISBN 9788860103499
https://www.johanandlevi.com/

The Abstract Sublime, edited by Pietro Conte
The Abstract Sublime, edited by Pietro Conte

How was Venice built? What techniques were used to build palaces, domes and churches? These are questions that everyone who has ever set foot in the lagoon city has asked themselves at least once and done the same Mario PianaAuthor of the book Buildings in Venice. The changes in lagoon construction techniques between the Middle Ages and the modern era. In the volume, the author examines the techniques, structural systems, construction site practices and execution tools usedLagoon construction built over a longer period of time and enabled the construction of buildings that are still in use today. A separate chapter is devoted to the complexity of the construction of the domes of the Basilica of San Marco.

Mario Piana, Buildings in Venice. The changes in lagoon construction techniques between the Middle Ages and the modern era
Marsilio, 2024
Page 365, €50
ISBN 9791254631652
https://www.marsilioeditori.it/

Buildings in Venice, Mario Piana
Buildings in Venice, Mario Piana

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The story of the first woman to run the Pinacoteca di Brera

2/5

The catalog of the Tim Burton exhibition in Turin

3/5

Photography as legitimate art

4/5

The path to the sublime leads through abstract art

5/5

Building a city on water

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