The Cerruti Collection. General catalogue
The Cerruti Collection. General catalogue edited by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Director of the Castello di Rivoli and of the Cerruti Foundation for types by Umberto Allemandi Editore. The publication, consisting of over 1,200 pages divided into two volumes, is the result of a research project that involved 89 Italian and international scholars.
The catalog consists of two volumes. The first volume opens with a visual essay, which allows the reader to take a journey through the rooms and the garden of Villa Cerruti. Here are some general essays, distributed according to the themes: The art collection; The manuscripts, books and bindings; The furnishings, carpets and decorative arts; The house-museum. These subdivisions are an expression of the desire to look beyond the extraordinary works that make up the collection. Therefore, the archive documents are reread, the details and techniques of the paintings are observed and the physical space, the preparations and the restorations of the Rivoli villa are investigated, trying to build a bridge between the figure of the collector and the building which he decided not to live and to transform into a casket for his works. The Saggi is followed by the actual Catalog, which opens, in an unexpected way and in homage to Cerruti’s profession, with manuscripts, books and bindings. The first volume closes with the cards on Painting, sculpture and works on paper from the fourteenth to the nineteenth century. In the second volume the Catalog continues with painting, sculpture and works on paper from the twentieth century, furniture, carpets and other textile works and decorative arts. Finally, the Apparatuses include a biography of Cerruti that traces his history as an entrepreneur and outlines his profile as an industry captain.
Dimensions 24 x 33.5 cm
Hardback binding with dust jacket in slipcase
Illustrations 1100 c.
Italian and English edition
Price € 350.00