Art book publisher Abscondita was set up in 1999 from an idea of editor Carlo Corsi and as a response to the interest of the growing numbers of visitors to exhibitions and museums. The catalogue consists of five collections featuring great twentieth-century Italian and international artists, or distinguished art critics.
The first collection, “Carte d’artisti”, was originally created as a space for artists’ thoughts and recollections, and has since gradually opened up to essays by critics. “Miniature” continues along the path set by the first collection, the only difference being that it presents short texts. “Aesthetica” is a collection of essays by distinguished critics on art and other subjects. More recently, the catalogue has been extended with two lines of illustrated books – “Mnemosyne” and “Album” – featuring artists and great photographers.
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