Milano: Domus, 1938 (Dicembre 1938 - XVII). First edition. Softcover. Folio. Unpaginated. , pp (Advertisement), pp (Text), pp (Advertisement). Original photo-illustrated wrappers.
This striking survey of fine, decorative, and performing arts in Fascist Italy showcases pieces of furniture, artwork (paintings, sculpture), ceramics, as well as examples of industrial, commercial and residential architecture by Bartolini, Filippo De Pisis, Ottone Rosai, Felice Casorati, Ardengo Soffici, Arturo Tosi, Carlo Carrà, Dino Capecchi, Venini, Pietro Chiesa, Guglielmo Ulrich, Lio Carminati, Mario Quarti, Pietro Melandri, Melchiorre Bega, Gio Ponti, Concezio Petrucci, Giorgio Morandi, Mario Ridolfi, Marcello Mascherini, Massimo Campigli, Giorgio De Chirico, Giuseppe Cesetti, Francesco Messina, Gino Severini, Giovanni Brancaccio, Filippo Sgarlata, Romano Romanelli, Arturo Martini, Mario Sironi, Marcello Piacentini, etc.. Includes stills of propaganda movies and documentaries by Romolo Marcellini (Sentinelle di bronzo), Vittorio Mussolini and Goffredo Alessandrini (Luciano Serra, pilota), the impressive decor of Verdi's Aida by Mario Chiari and Ivo Lambertini for the 1938 IV Maggio Musicale of Florence. This volume is complete with its chromolithographic advertisement pages, some of which designed and illustrated by the most renown Italian illustrators of the period like: "Chianti Ruffino" and "Fiat 2800," by Torricelli; "Proserpio," by Franco Grignani; "Barbisio," by G. Mingozzi, etc..
Head and tail of spine chipped. Age-toning, rubbing, and slight and sporadic soiling along edges of wrappers. Two advertisement pages (in the first section) are partly cut-out. Text in Italian. Wrappers in overall good-, interior in very good condition. g- to vg. Item #39903