Part of the Mondadori Group with Electa, Mondadori and Rizzoli, Mondadori Electa publishes art books and exhibition catalogues, fiction and children’s books, and illustrated books ranging from reportage to fashion, design, music, cinema and cooking, together with tour guides.
Electa publishing was founded in Florence in 1945. Italy was war weary, its cultural heritage had been severely damaged by bombing and the nation’s cultural identity was badly in need of an injection of enthusiasm and energy.
Electa published its first volumes under the aegis of the art historian Bernard Berenson, who was determined to promote the study and knowledge of art as well as protecting it through increased public recognition, photographic documentation and the subsequent publishing of academic books.
Over the years Electa consolidated its position, secure in its role and identity, embracing both contemporary art and architecture and other forms of artistic expression, such as photography, industrial design, fashion and gourmet cuisine.
Mondadori Electa books are available from our Mondadori Store, in all the best bookshops in Italy and abroad, online at ElectaShop and from other e-commerce websites.
Our branches are located in Milan, Rome and Naples.