On the occasion of the donation of four volumes from the collection entitled “The Arts” edited by Arnoldo Mosca Mondadori and Ram radioartemobile to the prestigious Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, the editors propose the project as a method of spreading Italian culture throughout the world.
With the participation of Prof. Giuliano Urbani, Coordinator of the Italy-Russia culture year, Monsignor Franco Buzzi, Prefect of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Arnoldo Mosca Mondadori, Editor and Mario Pieroni, President of RAM radioartemobile, as well as personalities from the world of culture, art and music.
Each book in the collection brings together a musician, a writer and a painter on a common theme.
Harmonies Carla Accardi, Riccardo Giagni, Valentino Zeichen
Dramaturgies Carlo Crivelli, Jannis Kounellis, Giuseppe Ungaretti
The Third Paradise Gianna Nannini, Ermanno Olmi, Michelangelo Pistoletto
Scraps on Paper Getulio Alviani, Paolo Maurensig, Ennio Morricone
The authors of the books, leading figures of the Italian intelligentia representing painting, music and literature, have personally participated in their volumes making them, therefore, unique exemplars. The volumes have been made using production techniques that recall the great tradition of artistic books.
This evocation of tradition is underlined by the hand-written interventions that the authors have made upon their manuscripts and harmonically embraces the use of new technology (websites, pen drives for listening to music).
The editors have already established, within the year 2011, further donations to the M. I. Rudomino Library for Foreign Literature in Moscow and the La Bibliothèque Nationale de France.