A volume that contains, in alphabetical order, thirty-four essays on Italian artists active in the period from 1930 to 1960.
[Italian 20th-century art. 1930-1960: thirty-four artists, from A to Z] Through the presentation of individual artists placed “in a row”, from A to Z, the book retraces an itinerary of Italian art from 1930 to 1960. Each of the essays in the collection, all published independently starting in 1982, provides the profile of one artist.
The choice of the personalities covered in the work is not based on criteria of completeness, but on a selection made by the author, who admits to not being immune to favoritisms and idiosyncrasies. Therefore ample space is devoted, for example, to the 1950s, to the situation in Rome between the two world wars, or to personalities like Licini and Fontana, while other important figures on the Italian art scene, like Carrà and Sironi, have been intentionally overlooked.