Enzo Mari


  • Edited by Francesca Giacomelli
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 20 x 26 cm
  • Pages 208
  • Illustrations 180
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2022
  • ISBN 9788836653454
  • Price € 34,00  € 32,30
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"Enzo Mari’s drawings are the result of his own reflections as a self-taught figure who does not accept the limitations of inherited teachings. Mari cannot stand the bite nor the saddle; like a thoroughbred horse ridden bareback in the Palio, he rebels against conventions, does not use irony and believes it is possible to manage economies, channel thoughts, and plan for the present and the future."

Massimo Minini

Enzo Mari was an inventor of languages, which he considered necessary tools to "improve the quality and effectiveness of knowledge communication". It is almost impossible to define his discipline and his profession: artist, designer, architect, graphic designer, but also theoretician, pedagogue, intellectual, perhaps philosopher, certainly a utopian who knew how to plan silent revolutions that are often - still today - misunderstood. These are just some of the many facets of a complex and revolutionary personality.
The intent of this volume is to create a mnemonic atlas of Mari's drawings, useful for the exploration and understanding of his complex research nuances, which form the roots of his method.



Golden or Synaesthetic Series

Representation of sSpaces

Study for the Anniversary

Reciprocal influences between Colour and Volume

Thematic variations

Depth or dimension relationships

Atlas according to Lenin

Studies for an Allegory never made

The orthodoxy of golden programming. The heterodoxy of silent revolutions (A method arising from the initial research on perceptual ambiguity)
Francesca Giacomelli

Early drawings
Jasper Morrison

Off-road. Wandering journeys between Enzo Mari and Lombard abstractionism with a diversion onto Piero della Francesca
Irina Zucca Alessandrelli

If you humble yourself you become nothing while being everything
Massimo Minini

List of Works