252 pg. with 7 colour illustrations
24 x 18 cm
Language: Italian and Russian
Published by Dante & Descartes
Designer Odilon Coutarel
Chiara Bertola, Erri De Luca, Claudia Gian Ferrari, Pier Luigi Tazzi and a new translation by Marco Caratozzolo of the Russian text “Il Mattino dell’acmeismo”, Osip Mandel’Štam.
The book, conceived by the designer Odilon Coutarel, is based on one of the artist’s emblematic goblets. It’s silhouette first appears on the cover, then the construction is detailed on the first pages, the location of this gobelet determines the layout of the whole book and its silhouette reappears on the back cover. The stitched binding of the inner block is visible under the 160g pergamanta cover. When the book is pressed, the cyrillic characters of the gobelet can be read through the paper.
Printed on September 2021 in 500 copies by Alfa Grafica (San Sebastiano al Vesuvio, Naples). The first 50 copies of the book are accompanied by an etching ( 20 × 24 cm ) numbered and signed by the artist and printed by Vittorio Avella ‘Il Laboratorio’.
Istituto di Traduzione by Giuseppe Caccavale was presented at Assab One on November 10, 2022, at the presence of the artist in dialogue with Chiara Bertola and Adelina von Fürstenberg.