Texts by Gianni Guadalupi, Vittorio Sgarbi, Marzio Dall’Acqua, photographs by Luciano Romano
A city that houses the frescoes of the Schfanoia palace, which inspired Frescobaldi, Tasso and Ariosto, Carlo Carrà and Giorgio de Chirico (they invented metaphysical painting there), Visconti (Ossessione) and Giorgio Bassani (The garden of the Finzi-Contini) can not be all bad. Churchill's parabol ends there: Ferrara is one of the wealthiest Italian art cities and this luxurioux edition has no trouble demonstrating it. It looks at all its monuments (the Palace of the Este family, the Diamond palace, the Duomo, the palazzina of Marfisa, the community Theatre…) with impecable photographs and refined texts. Fortunately, it does not say everything. In order to feel the very special atmosphere of the capital of the Romania region, between mystery and melancholy, to which the lights and fog of the Po river contribute, there is but one solution: take a trip to Italy.
• Ferrare, texts by Gianni Guadalupi, Vittorio Sgarbi, Marzio Dall’Acqua, photographs by Luciano Romano, FMR, collection Grand Tour, 2008, 215 p., 220 €, ISBN : 978-88-216-7080-0.
Review published in the newsletter #78 - from 21 February 2008 to 27 February 2008