Mario Mirko Vucetich

Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, Drawing

  • Author Andrea Speziali
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 24 x 28 cm
  • Pages 416
  • Illustrations 800
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2020
  • ISBN 9788836646821
  • Price € 39,00  € 37,05
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This volume represents the first monographic study dedicated to Mario Mirko Vucetich, an original artist of great versatility whose name, linked to great successes in life, deserves to be duly remembered to this day.
Of Dalmatian origins and a Vicenza citizen by adoption, Mario Mirko Vucetich (Bologna, 1898 - Vicenza, 1975) has distinguished himself as an architect, offering a personal interpretation of the Liberty style for various buildings such as Villa Margherita at the Lido of Venice, Villa del Meloncello in Bologna , or the innovative Villa Antolini in Riccione. His artistic exuberance gave excellent proofs in the sculptural field, initially welcoming symbolist suggestions, then aligning with the poetics of the twentieth century. Also dedicated to painting and drawing, he has participated in several editions of the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadrennial.
A curious and multifaceted personality, Vucetich was also a poet, translator, set designer, director and actor: one of his best known legacies is the famous 'Chess Game' with living figures in Marostica, conceived in 1923 but redesigned by him in 1954 with a large apparatus which made it the hit show it still is today.
The volume, divided into thematic chapters, includes a rich iconographic catalog and is completed by a list of works.


Mario Mirko Vucetich: sculptor without regime
Vittorio Sgarbi

Notes on Vucetich
Giorgio Di Genova

Vucetich, a slumbering giant

Mario Mirko Vucetich

The architecture of Mirko Vucetich

The sculpture of Mirko Vucetich

The drawing and painting of Mirko Vucetich

Vucetich poet, scenographer, director and actor

Appendix. The interview with Francesco Pozza

Interview with Mirko Vucetich

Illustration and scenography

List of works