The books signed by Gruppo Editoriale, all to collect
Guides, coffee table books and catalogues. What they tell and how to buy them
Those who know us know that we are curious people, each with their own interests, which, put together, make our publishing house Gruppo Editoriale, with more than 20 years of experience behind us, spaces between many topics: from fashion to crafts, but also photography, legendary stories, good food, art, theater, literature and music. On everything, guided by the love for our Italy.
From this, in addition to the articles in our Magazines, guides and coffee table books have been created, on sale both in the best bookshops in Florence (which are currently reopening their doors) and online.
Here's what they tell about and the links to buy them!
True steak. Hosts, butchers and wines
This is our book dedicated to the queen of the Florentine table, written by food and wine critic Aldo Fiordelli. Everything about this iconic dish and its best interperti in Florence, plus a few cult addresses in the rest of Italy and beyond.
Firenze su misura. Craft shopping guide
A guide on the high Florentine craftsmanship, published in collaboration with OMA - Osservatorio dei Mestieri d'Arte di Firenze. 280 pages in two languages (Italian and English) and more than 350 photos taken by Dario Garofalo. A journey through the most iconic stories, faces and creations of 60 excellent master craftsmen divided into six categories: home décor, jewellery, leather, accessories, tailoring and perfumes.
La Capannina di Franceschi, 90 anni di un mito
To celebrate its 90th anniversary, the incredible history of the iconic Forte dei Marmi's local from 1929 to the present day. From the vision of its founder Achille Franceschi to the extraordinary entrepreneurial skills of Gherardo Guidi, who has made the most long-lived club in Europe, for decades, the destination of many people, who are told here through incredible anecdotes and photos. A large format coffee table book, 144 pages with texts, in Italian and English, and an exceptional iconographic apparatus (more than 130 photos), the result of a long research work in many private archives.
The first guide entirely dedicated to the Oltrarno. Its artisan shops, small restaurants and trattorias, its palaces, gardens and its unmistakable atmosphere. The story, in 280 pages, of a Florence born under the sign of authenticity, divided into its districts: San Frediano, Porta Romana, Santo Spirito and San Niccolò.
Fashion in Florence. Through the lens of Archivio Foto Locchi
Another great format for another great story: that of the birth of Italian fashion, which took its first steps right in Florence, thanks to an exceptional man, Giovan Battista Giorgini. The fashion shows, the first in the Sala Bianca of Palazzo Pitti but not only, and characters with legendary names such as Ferragamo, Gucci, Elsa Schiaparelli, Emilio Schubert, Audrey Hepburn and Maria Callas. A catalogue with important signatures, starting with the double presentation by Eike Schmidt and Andrea Cavicchi, which accompany the rare shots of the Locchi Photo Archive, selected from its enormous heritage.
The elegance of speed by Archivio foto Locchi
Another collector's coffee table book resulting from the collaboration with the historic Locchi Photo Archive, which this time tells the adrenaline-filled history of the automobile in Florence, where Barsanti and Matteucci had designed the first internal combustion engine, and in Tuscany. The fascination of the world of engines, made of dust and speed, feats on the edge of the impossible and a passion that can change your life.
From the long experience as publisher of the magazine Roma the eternal city, a small and precious guide on the soul, history and places of the city of the Great Beauty. Stories, stories, art and beautiful unpublished images
A volume, in large format, dedicated to the work Waterbones by the internationally renowned artist from Prato, Loris Cecchini. Steel modules that Cecchini enjoys articulating in the most diverse forms, creating unique site-specific works of art. To cover the book, an original fabric designed and signed by the artist and made by Manteco, a leading company in the search for innovative fabrics, on the occasion of its 75th anniversary.