Antonio Canova. Il segno della bellezza

Antonio Canova. Il segno della bellezza
  • Conceived on the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, this edition is produced in a limited run of nine hundred and seventy-five copies numbered in Arabic numerals from 1/975 to 975/975, and twenty-five copies distinguished by Roman numerals from I/XXV to XXV/XXV.
  • Bodonian typefaces are used for the text.
  • The stitching, binding, and cover made of fine natural calf leather, dyed in a light slate gray color, are crafted using manual processes at the “L’Arte del Libro” Art Bindery in Todi.
  • 75 images of Canovian sculptures, created by the artist Mimmo Jodice, are printed in trichrome on 250-gram Symbol Freelife Satin paper, manufactured by Cartiere Fedrigoni in Verona. Additionally, 12 tempera images are printed in five colors on 145-gram Modigliani Candido paper, produced by Cartiere Cordenons, and manually applied to the volume. Another 100 images are printed in 5 colors at the Lamberto Pigini Printing House in Loreto on 200-gram Natural Evolution White paper, manufactured by Cartiere Cordenons.
  • All images are processed in photolithography at the workshops of Daniele Castellucchio in Milan, Simone Galvanini in Verona, and Mirco Cestari in Bologna.
  • An image created and signed by Master Mimmo Jodice is placed on the cover of the volume, printed using the True Black Giclee Fine Art technique on 310-gram Bartya Photographique paper at the photographic laboratory of Diego Locatelli in Milan.
  • Each copy is accompanied by a suite of three engravings of Canovian works: The Graces, Venus Emerging from the Bath, and Paris. These engravings are executed using the ancient etching process on copper, manually printed on the calcographic press at Luigi Berardinelli’s art printing house in Verona on 300-gram Hahnemuhle paper.