Mimaster, SIX COVERS FOR “LE MERAVIGLIE DI MILANO”
with Andrea Bozzo
The full text of the De magnalibus urbis Mediolani was long thought to have disappeared, although it was cited during the 14th century by Galvano Fiamma, Enrico di Herford and Pietro Filargo and, at the beginning of the 15th century, in the inventory of the Visconti library. A manuscript compiled by two amanuensis (Gervasio Corio and an unknown man) was only found in 1894 by Francesco Novati, a Cremonese philologist, in the Biblioteca Nacional de España in Madrid.
Mimaster commissioned a few illustrators to come up with a new cover for a book with such a troubled history, updating it and reinterpreting it as a sort of contemporary tourist guide. In the six proposals in the exhibition, the city is at the centre of attention, flanked by its first illustrator, our good Bonvesin.
Davide Abbiati, Libero Gozzini, Joey Guidone, Gaia Nasi, Vincenza Peschechera and Paola Rollo.Posted on: 28 October 2021, by : Alessandro Ulleri