Electa spa, a Gruppo Mondadori company, curates prestigious publishing projects and exhibitions under the Electa and Abscondita brands. Electa has been well-known for its leading role in the documentation and in-depth analysis of the various visual arts sectors for over 60 years. Its innovative publishing models, superb scientific quality and outstanding graphics have made history in illustrated publishing.
The Electa catalogue includes more than 1500 illustrated titles and catalogues on art, architecture, archaeology, design and photography.
Electa publishing was founded in Florence in 1945.
The first Electa publications were curated by art historian Bernard Berenson (b. Butrimonys, June 26, 1865 – d. Fiesole, October 6, 1959), with the overarching aim of promoting and protecting art and architecture by raising public awareness through in-depth knowledge, photographic documentation and criticism. The initial and subsequent Electa series were destined to play an influential role in art criticism over the decades, and Electa’s lavish, informative monographs and scientific studies on Italian and international artists and art movements are still much appreciated today.
Electa is renowned as a reliable cultural partner for project, organisational and operational tasks and responsibilities, including the management of additional services and museum bookshops.
Our branches are located in Milan and Rome.