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
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