Istituto Ortopedico Gaetano Pini

140 Years of Gift Books

  • Edited by Luca Clerici
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 19 x 27 cm
  • Pages 272
  • Illustrations 150
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2019
  • ISBN 9788836644414
  • Price € 35,00  € 29,75
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Abstract

One hundred and forty years ago, Doctor Gaetano Pini printed the first gift book for his famous Milanese orthopaedic institute, and 2019’s Christmas publication takes as its subject the entire series of these books which he conceived. It is a look back at the history of a unique genre, with Milan at its centre: the essays, stories and photographs published in past editions collect original perspectives on the events, people and places of the city and beyond, the echo of which can still be heard today. Rereading the volumes of the past and offering an interpretive key from an historical, artistic and cultural perspective makes an important contribution to perpetuating the precious human and social function of memory, admirably stimulated in a volume that recounts the past, while looking to the future.