The Grand Tour's programme includes special exhibitions celebrating the excellence of Italian writing, illustration and creativity.
A GLIMPSE AT ITALIAN ILLUSTRATION
A SELECTION FROM THE BOLOGNA ILLUSTRATORS EXHIBITION
Launched in 1967, the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition presents the outstanding work of artists from many different countries selected by international juries comprising artists, publishers and museum directors.
This display showcases 20 of Italy’s most interesting illustrators selected in recent years for the Bologna Exhibition. Many of them have seen their work recognised at international level.
TURN THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWNIbby Italia. Honour List 2023
Italian children’s books represent excellence internationally. Year on year rights sales have steadily increased, and to date far more titles are sold abroad than foreign titles purchased by Italian publishers. As one of the founders of the Italian section of IBBY – International Board on Books for Young people – BCBF presents an exhibition of some outstanding Italian children’s books spanning a wide variety of narrative forms: books for toddlers, picture books, fiction, poetry, non-fiction, comics.
Illustrations for Italo Calvino
This exhibition marks the centennial of the birth of Italo Calvino, the world-famous Italian writer, beloved by readers of all ages. The works include contributions from established artists who have already published their interpretations of Calvino’s texts, and the winning illustrations of a competition promoted by BCBF and open to candidates from all over the world, who wished to offer their personal visions of the characters, places and ideas in Calvino’s novels.
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