The new title of the successful series "Mestieri d'Arte", edited by Fondazione Cologni with Marsilio Editori, in distribution from July 2021 in all Italian and online bookstores. Terre. Italian artistic craftsmanship in contemporary ceramics is the latest research by Ugo La Pietra, authoritative figure of artist and promoter of the applied arts in Italy, with particular reference to ceramics. The main material in the applied arts, ceramics find in Italy countless artisan areas of production and many artisans of excellence, with a myriad of treasures of know-how to discover in the entire Peninsula, from Faenza to Vietri, from Gubbio to Caltagirone, from Albisola to Castelli... The book offers a fascinating journey through Italian artistic ceramics today: an ancestral know-how, widespread throughout the national territory with types, techniques, materials, workshops, authors of a wealth and diversity unique in the world. Richly illustrated, the book also makes use of the significant contributions of other important historians of art, design and applied arts: Enzo Biffi Gentili, Flaminio Gualdoni, Anty Pansera, called by the author to offer their personal point of view. The work is enriched by an articulated critical mapping of the places of contemporary ceramics in Italy (edited by Anty Pansera) and by in-depth information sheets dedicated to events, exhibitions and institutional activities (edited by Simona Cesana). A work that is about to become a reference text for the ceramic sector.
The publication of the book is made possible thanks to the contribution of Allianz Bank Financial Advisors.