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Italian excellence – Illustrations for Italo Calvino


Open until 26 January 2024


Italian Excellence – Illustrations for Italo Calvino 

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Italo Calvino’s birth

A display of illustrations by 31 Italian artists, selected from over 500 worldwide that in the past worked with Calvino’s works such as Italian Folktales or the novels of the trilogy Our Ancestors or Marcovaldo, form a visual itinerary through Calvino’s fairy tales, novels, adaptations, school texts and new worlds. An overview of the works inspired by one of the greatest protagonists of Italian contemporary literature, a man who turned words into images.

A project by  Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), and Emilia-Romagna Region, curated by  Accademia Drosselmeier/Cooperativa Giannino Stoppani

  • Organizzato da: Bologna Children's Book Fair, MAECI, Regione Emilia Romagna
  • In collaborazione con: ICI London