ITALIAN INDUSTRY IN 120 VOLUMES SAVINA PALMIERI COLLECTION

FROM ALBUMS TO PHOTOBOOKS

ITALIAN INDUSTRY IN 120 VOLUMES SAVINA PALMIERI COLLECTION

First came the album, then the booklet and later the book. For over a century, industry has introduced new ways of using prining in its communications: showpiece albums, advertising brochures, anniversary books, and so on. Companies’ 50th, 100th and 150th anniversaries were often celebrated with lavishly printed and bound self-portraits. Words and pictures combined to represent past achievements and the company’s prosperity. The exhibition uses 120 volumes from Italian industry to trace the development of photography books. It is also a stroll through Italian industrial photography and the history of Italian enterprises. A number of video projections make it possible to follow the page sequence. All the books come from the Savina Palmieri collection, Milan. The show is accompanied by a critical introduction by Cesare Colombo.

01 – Impresa Umberto Girola, 1933 XI – 1939 XVII – Fotografo: Antonio Paoletti
02 – Milano Ritratti di Fabbriche, SugarCo, Como, 1981 – Fotografo: Gabriele Basilico

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