Mythical Diary Sculptures from the Farnese Collection
Mythical Diary
Sculptures from the Farnese Collection
Text by Luigi Spina, Philippe Daverio, and Giovanni Fiorentino
  • Imprint: 5 Continents Editions
  • Publication Date: April 24, 2018
  • Price: $70.00
  • Trim Size: 11 x 13
  • ISBN: 978-88-7439-801-0
  • EAN: 9788874398010
  • Page Count: 160
  • Illustrations: 120 tritone photographs
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North America

Mythical Diary takes the form of an imaginary diary developed over many years. Through his luminous black-and-white photography, Luigi Spina takes readers on a visual journey through the classical sculpture of the Archaeological Museum of Naples, engaging us with the marble bodies of myth. Spina disassembles the limbs of the sculptures, emphasizing their curves and hidden eroticism, humanizing them to establish a dialogue with the observer. He attempts to make classical sculpture interact with the viewer’s desire to be a part of the ancient world, a world with endless influence on Western life, culture, and society.

About the author

Luigi Spina is an acclaimed photographer based in Naples.
Philippe Daverio is an art historian and the host of the Italian art and culture television program Passepartout.
Giovanni Fiorentino teaches at Tuscia University and writes for Il Messaggero and Il Mattino.