Unpaginated collection (61 pp.) of 27 love poems by Simoni, each poem accompanied by a bright and colorful Futurist-inspired illustration by Futurist artist Bruno Munari, the volume as a whole published as a promotional book for the liqueur and aperitif producer, Campari. 4to. Original illustrated cardstock wrrps., metal spiral binding. Some very minor foxing and dust-staining, overall very fine. Milano (Davide Campari & C.) 1932. No. 130 from a limited edition of 1000.
Bruno Munari was an Italian artist, designer, and inventor who worked variously in the fields of painting, sculpture, film, industrial design, and graphic design, within the movements of modernism, futurism, and concrete art. He joined the Second Italian Futurist movement, led by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, in 1927. In 1932, Munari designed and illustrated the fifth volume in a series of promotional books for Campari. Each of his 27 bold and colorful Futurist-inspired vignettes illustrates a different love story written entirely in verse by Simoni. The resulting collaboration is one of the finest examples of early 20th century advertising and incredibly scarce; as of December 2019, WorldCat locates only a single holding of this promotional book in a North American library.
Book ID: 50460