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Nerino Ferri’s art-historical education
A scientific working method: the case of «La scrittura di artisti»
The structure of «La scrittura di artisti»
The «Vasari-Milanesi» and the «Baldinucci-Ranalli» editions
Analysis of the «Lives» and the «Notes on Masters of Drawing»
Ferri’s copies of the catalogues: his irreplaceable “working tools”
Ferri’s copies of the catalogues: his irreplaceable “working tools” - 2
Ferri’s interest in photographical reproductions of works of art
International acknowledgment
International acknowledgment - 2
The first temporary exhibition of prints by Francesco Bartolozzi
Filippo Di Pietro, Nerino Ferri’s trusted collaborator
Appendix. Analytical description of Pasquale Nerino Ferri’s books
Unpublished sources - Bibliography and Sitography

«The World of Yesterday»: Rare Book Collection of the Library on view

Pasquale Nerino Ferri (1851-1917): one hundred years from the death of the founder of Prints and Drawings Department

INTRODUCTION

 

 

This exhibition is a tribute to the memory of Pasquale Nerino Ferri (1851-1917), the first “director” of the Prints and Drawings Department of the Uffizi Gallery, on the occasion of the centenary of his death.  His private collection of books, now available in the Uffizi Library, is a true witness to “the world of yesterday” or, rather, “the world of the day after yesterday”, that is brought back to life in the animated details of these books. These thirty-nine books tell us the fascinating  story of Pasquale Nerino Ferri in the Uffizi Gallery, through the analysis of his handwritten notes and the dates and dedications written by his correspondents from all over the European continent.

Ferri began his activity in the Uffizi in 1871, during a substantially optimistic era, known for its passionate and scientific study of Art.  At the end of his life he was compelled to watch the destruction of that world as the first world war erupted, and to bid adieu to Filippo Di Pietro, his personal assistant, called to the front.

 

CREDITS

Author: Carla Basagni

Graphic designers: Eleonora Belpassi, Chiara Benvenuti

 

INDEX (click on the link and go to the chapter)

1. NERINO FERRI’S ART-HISTORICAL EDUCATION

2. A SCIENTIFIC WORKING METHOD: THE CASE OF «LA SCRITTURA DI ARTISTI»

3. THE STRUCTURE OF «LA SCRITTURA DI ARTISTI»

4. THE «VASARI-MILANESI» AND THE «BALDINUCCI-RANALLI» EDITIONS

5. ANALYSIS OF THE «LIVES» AND THE «NOTES ON MASTERS OF DRAWING»

6. FERRI’S COPIES OF THE CATALOGUES: HIS IRREPLACEABLE “WORKING TOOLS”

7. FERRI’S COPIES OF THE CATALOGUES: HIS IRREPLACEABLE “WORKING TOOLS” – 2

8. FERRI’S INTEREST IN PHOTOGRAPHICAL REPRODUCTIONS OF WORKS OF ART

9. INTERNATIONAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT

10. INTERNATIONAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT – 2

11. THE FIRST TEMPORARY EXHIBITION OF PRINTS BY FRANCESCO BARTOLOZZI

12. FILIPPO DI PIETRO, NERINO FERRI’S TRUSTED COLLABORATOR

13. APPENDIX. ANALYTICAL DESCRIPTION OF PASQUALE NERINO FERRI’S BOOKS

14. UNPUBLISHED SOURCES - BIBLIOGRAPHY AND SITOGRAPHY

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