Livorno, Italy: Sillabe, 2009. Softcover. Glossy, color-illus. wraps with hot pink lettering. French flaps. 208 pp. with color plates throughout. VG, clean, tight but with bump/tear to back corner of spine bottom. Item #151313
Catalogue of Zorzi's exquisite works of jewelry exhibited at the Pitti Palace (Florence/Firenze) in 2009. Subsequent showings of the same exhibition were held in the Galleria Il Ponte in Florence and in Venice, Miami, Milan, Athens, Modena, Kiev, and Vicenza. Parallel text, Italian/English. Includes essays by Giuliano Centrodi and Enrico Crispolti. With a biography and chronological bibliography. Stunning pieces! "Alberto Zorzi was born in Santa Giustina in Colle (near Padua) in 1958. He took a Degree in History of Contemporary Art at the University of Padua. In 1987 he began to teach the Goldsmith’s Art at the Istituto d’Arte Pietro Selvatico, and from 1991 to 1993 at the Jewellery Department of the European Institute of Design in Milan. Since the mid Nineties he has been a professor of the jeweller’s art at the Faculty of Letters at the University of Florence (Degree course in Culture and Couture, of which he has been the co-ordinator of the jewellery course since 2000) and at the Fine Art Academy in Ravenna. In 1982 he won the first prize of the international Die Kette competition in Hanau, awarded by the German Association of Jewellery Art. His work became particularly well known and appreciated in Germany and Switzerland, where he had already begun to take part in many collective shows (Pforzheim, Schmuckmuseum; Munich, Sonderschau der Internationalen Handwerksmesse; Lugano, Galleria Cubo). In 1993, under the auspices of the Vicenza International Jewellery Fair, his work in conjunction with the Jewellery firm Galante from Vicenza won him the Design Gallery competition. Last, but not least, are the important shows that Zorzi has had in Florence, at the Palazzo Pitti: The Art of Jewellery and Artistic Jewellery from the 1900s to the Present Day, and in Ancona, at the Mole Vanvitelliana: Golden Imagination, Jewellery Artists and Artist Jewellers in Italy in the Second Half of the 20th Century. Zorzi holds a very important place in the panorama of avant garde jewellery; his unique pieces are found in public collections in Milan (Civic Archaeological Museum), Arezzo (National Museum of Contemporary Jewellery), Hanau (Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus), New York (Museum of Art and Design), Montreal (The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts), Perth (Art Gallery of Western Australia), Graz (Landesmuseum Joanneum), and Erbach (Deutsches Elfenbeinmuseum)." -.