A sort of kaleidoscope that permits reconstruction and reinterpretation, through images, of the history of Italy in a period of strong political and ideological polarities.
[The Red and the Black. Figures and ideologies in Italy 1945-1980 in the CSAC collections] The catalogue of the works shown in a major exhibition organized by the Center of Studies and Archives of Communication of the Università degli Studi of Parma, an institute that conserves a rich heritage of documentation of the “civilization of the image” in the second half of the 20th century. The exhibition was based on the desire to reconstruct and reinterpret – through photographs, posters, designs and paintings – the history of our country in a period of strong ideological polarities caused by the second world war and the policy of the two blocks. The protagonists are the personalities and the events of the first thirty years of the Italian republic, from politics to culture, art to fashion, architecture to design.