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    •  39,50

      Line-which can take many directions, flow along winding rivers, fall into the mysterious depths of existence, and then re-emerge and overcome mountains and bodies of water-is a metaphor for life, in the form of a short, intense visual narrative.

      Linea saw the light of day in 1999. Conceived, written, designed and printed by Alessandro Zanella under the Ampersand banner – the publishing house under which he published his own volumes – in sixty copies drawn with the press, dedicated to his daughters Anita and Francesca, as the author himself reveals at the end of the tale.

      A delightful and light edition, symbolic in its narrative, vibrant in its essentiality. Essentiality that is anything but simple: “simplicity is the most complicated thing in the world,” Vico Magistretti reminds us, and indeed this work, so fluid, so clean, is the result of a long gestation and a slow and careful production.

      Today Lazy Dog is pleased and proud to present a new anastatic edition in 499 numbered copies, which traces in every way the first publication, including the two ‘pop-ups’ inside. Only a dust jacket, designed by Bunker, has been added, which together with the introductory text constitute the only interventions not present in the original.

      The intent is to restore intact the spirit that generated this fine volume, ideally destined for the smiles of many more little boys and girls.

      Texts, illustrations and original design by Alessandro Zanella
      Adaptation Paolo Galvani
      Cover Design Bunker
      16 × 23.8 cm
      32 pages
      Glued Leporello
      Hardback with cloth spine and dust jacket

      Anastatic edition in 499 numbered copies
      Italian
      Isbn 978-88-98030-67-5
      First edition April 2024

    •  29,00

      Luca Barcellona is an internationally known calligrapher, whom we are used to knowing for his immediate language, made of sinuous letters that bring calligraphic art into the contemporary world. Lost in Strokes is a publication about the artist’s current work, which, however, differs from the ‘Barcelona world’ we all know.

      The book speaks an unprecedented language, on the borderline between asemic writing and painting, which photographs Barcelona’s expressive, stylistic and emotional evolution and his work of very recent times, demonstrating once again how for the author writing represents a dense, meditative, certainly artistic act. Letters for the first time are transformed into urban landscapes that create new pictorial alphabets, skylines start from types, are nourished by writing, but also take their distance from it to become something else, much more complex, as if to summarise the artist’s journey so far.

      Certainly “using writing, making writing, and partly overcoming writing itself is an urgent issue in our contemporary times” (Fabiola Naldi), and once again Luca Barcellona positions himself as one of the most interesting artists on the international calligraphy scene, who indeed each time seems to push the boundary of the discipline a little further, trespassing, through an expressive metamorphosis, into contemporary art.

      Also available in limited edition: Lost in Strokes – Limited Edition

      Texts by Fabiola Naldi and Luca Barcellona
      Soundtrack by Dj Craim
      Book design by Bunker

      21 × 28 cm
      48 pages
      Gloo bound
      Italian
      Isbn 978-88-98030-46-0
      First published February 2022

    •  120,00

      The special edition boxed contains, in addition to the volume, three 30 × 60 cm posters and the vinyl LP with Dj Craim’s specially reissued soundtrack. Issued in 100 copies, it is available only on our website.

      Luca Barcellona is an internationally known calligrapher, whom we are used to knowing for his immediate language, made of sinuous letters that bring calligraphic art into the contemporary world. Lost in Strokes is a publication about the artist’s current work, which, however, differs from the ‘Barcelona world’ we all know.

      The book speaks an unprecedented language, on the borderline between asemic writing and painting, which photographs Barcelona’s expressive, stylistic and emotional evolution and his work of very recent times, demonstrating once again how for the author writing represents a dense, meditative, certainly artistic act. Letters for the first time are transformed into urban landscapes that create new pictorial alphabets, skylines start from types, are nourished by writing, but also take their distance from it to become something else, much more complex, as if to summarise the artist’s journey so far.

      Certainly “using writing, making writing, and partly overcoming writing itself is an urgent issue in our contemporary times” (Fabiola Naldi), and once again Luca Barcellona positions himself as one of the most interesting artists on the international calligraphy scene, who indeed each time seems to push the boundary of the discipline a little further, trespassing, through an expressive metamorphosis, into contemporary art.

      Texts by Fabiola Naldi and Luca Barcellona
      Soundtrack by Dj Craim
      Book design by Bunker

      21 × 28 cm
      48 pages
      Gloo bound
      Italian
      Isbn 978-88-98030-46-0
      First published February 2022

    •  24,00

      Since the beginning of her career as a visual artist in the early 1980s, Emi Ligabue has focused her research on everyday objects, from everyday utensils to the icons of modernity and design, first creating sculptures and installations and then two-dimensional works, preferring the technique of collage. Taking and recontextualising images is his signature style and has allowed the artist to freely experiment with mixing genres, and to reflect on the increasingly blurred boundaries between visual and applied arts.

      In the 65 collages of La settimana bianca (The White Week), the title of the exhibition curated by Melania Gazzotti at the Mutty cultural centre and its catalogue, Emi Ligabue measures himself against a different visual imagery: the mountain, as a relatively recent holiday and winter sports destination. This time, therefore, the subject of investigation is no longer the artefact itself, but rather the visual ensemble of snow-covered peaks, skis, snowshoes and plastic poses, placed within a collective phenomenon of custom – which began in the 1960s and is now consolidated – that thanks to artistic elaboration and interpretation becomes evocation and takes on an iconic perspective, anything but free of irony and provocation, as is the artist’s custom.

      A book for lovers of illustration, graphics and design and, of course, for die-hard winter mountain-goers.

      Edited by Melania Gazzotti
      Texts by Melania Gazzotti
      Book design by Bunker

      21 × 28 cm
      68 pages
      Sewing stitch Singer
      Italian
      Isbn 978-88-98030-14-9
      First published January 2019

    • -16% Off
      Original price was: € 18,00.Current price is: € 15,12.

      The hen’s gaze is oblique, transverse, direct, frontal and lateral, but only synthesis surrounds the object of understanding and meaning. The avant-gardes that characterised the last century, influencing and flowing like waves of meaning into the present, are reread by the gaze of musicians, photographers, actors, dancers, cooks and children, to become universal again in the scope and effects intended by their programmatic intentions. The manualistic path is only a pretext; an opportunity to delve into what remains to be remembered. Alongside are the voices of those who reread those poems, living them through the eyes of their art, discipline and profession. Their versions have naturally selected those avant-gardes that still live on in artistic creation today.

      In this intersection of planes, a further dimension is added, constructed by the gaze of Alessandro Sanna, who in turn dialogues with the description of the artistic movement and parallel suggestions through his refined and ironic brush. A transversal hypertextuality destined to open up further gazes for divergent readings, which will choose, follow traces or, like the hen, make synthesis.

      Texts by Simone Azzoni Interviews to: Michele Abbondanza and Antonella Bertoni, Luca Baldini, Lorenzo Bazzocchi, Salvatore Bonafede, Fabrizio Bosso, Enrico Castellani and Valeria Raimondi, Valentina Chen, Andrea Cosentino, Silvia Costa, Isabel Cuesta Camacho, Leonardo Delogu, Giulia Fantazzini, Enrico Fedrigoli, Daniel Gonzalez, Enrico Rava, Antonio Rezza and Flavia Mastrella, Antonella Ruggiero, Simone Rugiati, Maurizio Zanolli
      Illustrations by Alessandro Sanna
      Book design by Bunker

      13 × 19 cm
      96 pages
      Paperback
      Italian
      Isbn 978-88-98030-12-5
      First published May 2018

    • -30% Off
      Original price was: € 25,00.Current price is: € 17,50.

      Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla confirm their expressive power and the lucidity of their intellectual provocation. Present for the first time with a ‘solo exhibition’ specially created for the MAXXI spaces, they have already been the protagonists of incursions that have left their mark on us. Lightness and complexity have always attracted the artistic and human partnership of the American couple, of Cuban origin, who blossomed in Florence and have long since transplanted to Puerto Rico. And it is precisely to the Caribbean island, hit by terrifying hurricanes in the summer of 2017, that Blackout is dedicated: a collection of poetic and biting works. There is a denunciation of suffering produced by its history of colonial exploitation, marginality, subjection to military servitude and endemic poverty that have multiplied, to the extreme, the damage caused by the climate disaster.

      So & Calzadilla, expressing the Puerto Rico forced to survive without electricity, seem to suggest that we are without light, without a plan for a sustainable future, especially at our latitudes. The book, catalogue of the exhibition of the same name in Rome from 16 February to 30 May 2018 curated by Hou Hanru and Anne Palopoli, in addition to photographs of the works on display, contains two plates by Marino Neri drawn for the occasion and essays by T.J. Demos, Sara Nadal Melsió and Frances Negròn Muntaner.

      Edited by Hou Hanru, Anne Palopoli
      Illustrations by Marino Neri
      Book design by Bunker

      16.5 × 24 cm
      148 pages
      Paperback
      English/Italian
      Isbn 978-88-98030-23-1
      First published February 2018

    • -25% Off
      Original price was: € 22,00.Current price is: € 16,50.

      Guido Scarabottolo, one of Italy’s best-known and best-loved illustrators, presents in this volume a never-before-seen aspect of his artistic production: not drawings, but a series of thirty-two photographs that the author took during a journey of discovery through Iran, where he was invited on the occasion of the Tehran Book Fair. Deeply fascinated by the places and people he encountered while visiting cities, villages and the desert, Scarabottolo felt the urge to fix his impressions with an instrument that would allow him to capture them quickly. In spite of the unusual medium, all his sensitivity as a man and artist emerges from these shots. He is also capable of casting his gaze on unexpected subjects that manage to render different aspects of the complexity of Persian culture with great simplicity and effectiveness.

      Scarabottolo, graphic designer and illustrator, proves with this work that he is an artist who is not afraid to momentarily abandon his favourite expressive technique and let himself be guided only by his own gaze and curiosity. Edited by Melania Gazzotti and Giulia Giazzoli, the volume is enriched by a critical text by Andrea Pinotti, lecturer in aesthetics, writer and expert in visual culture.

      Edited by Melania Gazzotti and Giulia Giazzoli
      Texts by Guido Scarabottolo, Andrea Pinotti, Melania Gazzotti and Giulia Giazzoli
      Photos and illustrations by Guido Scarabottolo
      Book design by Bunker

      21 × 28 cm
      64 pages
      Bound with elastic
      Italian
      Isbn 978-88-98030-11-8
      First published November 2017

    • Kafka_08 Out of Stock
       180,00

      Among the very first literary works by Franz Kafka this telegraphic novel synthetizes a vision of the human condition through the simple similitude between men and trees. In this edition the text has not been set with a typeface but re-written by hand and engraved according to the xilographic technique on linoleum plates.

      Luca Barcellona achieves his own personal “performance” of the novel with the tools of writing. The gothic-shaped letters draw an intricate and rough winter landscape, printed on plain white paper with a totally black ink, showing Kafka’s suggestions at the first glimpse.
      The necessary attention to read the text force us to concentrate completely on the few words of the short story. Words gain relief, thickness, thanks to the engraver’s sharp blade, and offer a graphic interpretation of the text, without any other visual element, on Rudolf Koch’s paths.

      Lazy Dog and Il Buon Tempo in a very special limited edition: 25 copies out of 40, entirely hand printed and bound, all numbered and signed by the author.

      Text by Franz Kafka
      Original engravings by Luca Barcellona
      Afterword by Lucio Passerini
      In co-edition with Il Buon Tempo, Milan

      25,5 × 18 cm (10 × 7″)
      16 pages
      Softcover, and case
      Italian
      First published June 2014

    • Albanese_sec1 -30% Off
      Original price was: € 39,00.Current price is: € 27,30.

      There is more than what meets the eye in Matthew Albanese’s captivating works. From an erupting volcano to a sweeping tornado to the landing on the moon, nothing is quite what it appears to be. Welcome to the extra-ordinary world of Matthew Albanese, where glaciers are not made of ice but of sugar, salt, egg whites, food coloring, flour and light.

      Albanese meticulously fabricates and then photographs small-scale models of complex panoramic vistas, such as wind-blown willows on stormy rivers and raging forest fires, using humble materials including cotton batting, boiled sugar candy, sand, and feathers. By masterly manipulating the scale, depth of field, balance and lighting, he alters the appearance of the materials to create dramatic and emotionally evocative landscapes. This beautifully designed book brings together for the first time all the photographs in the Strange World series, including a new work made especially for the publication. The book features an engaging essay by David Revere McFadden, behind-the-scenes images of the miniature worlds, and insightful text by the artist on the process of his work.

      Tests by Matthew Albanese
      Essay by David Revere McFadden
      Book design Pitis

      22.5 × 28 cm (9 × 11”)
      96 pages
      105 color plates
      Hardcover
      English
      Isbn 978-88-98030-03-3