Il libro di scuola negli anni Sessanta e Settanta.
Il declino dell'editoria scolastica in Italia
Textbooks in the 1960s and 1970s
Decline of educational publishing in Italy
The book investigates textbooks published in Italy during the 1960s and 1970s.
This historical era is usually left out and less studied compared to previous eras,
like Fascism. The mentioned decline of the title is especially referred to the publishing
product appearance, which had its heydays during the 1940s.
The publication includes an overview on the developement of educational publishing
in Italy, related to the change of laws. Then two editions of the same book published
in different eras, before and after the Legge Ermini of the 1955, are compared to check editorial design changes and accordance with the law.
Two publishing sensations are discussed in the book: Giunti, a laic Florentine publishing house which has always been in the industry since 1850, and Editrice La Scuola,
a Lombard catholic publishing house.
Most of the books were photographed in the Giunti archive in Florence.
170 x 240 mm
MA Communication and publishing
Supervised by Leonardo Sonnoli and Irene Bacchi
Giulia B. Francalanci
Deepa Mary Parapatt