For the Bookcity event, Mufoco presents a selection of rare and precious books from the museum library.

A unique opportunity to see and read important photography books published from the ’50s to today. 37 cult books including first editions, not for sale or unavailable books from all over the world.

Books exhibited about photographers: Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Gabriele Basilico, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Adam Broomberg, Sophie Calle, Lisetta Carmi, Mario Carrieri, Carla Cerati, Oliver Chanarin, Raymond Depardon, Robert Doisneau, Gilbert Fastenaekens, Joan Fontcuberta, Robert Frank, Luigi Ghirri, Nan Goldin, Paul Graham, Guido Guidi, Eikoh Hosoe, William Klein, David La Chapelle, Boris Mikhailov, Carlo Mollino, Ugo Mulas, Gerard Richter, Aaron Siskind, Wolfang Tillmans, Franco Vaccari, Ed Van Der Elsken, Weegee and Japanese artists in the precious edition The Japanese Box.

The museum library contains 20 thousand books: monographs on the most important photographers in Italy and abroad, catalogues of personal and collective exhibitions, theoretical and historical texts, Italian and international magazines.

The collection was formed by purchases, exchanges with museums and cultural institutions in Italy and abroad, the acquisition of the library of Amilcare Ponchielli – photo editor of “Sette” magazine – and donations by Antonio Arcari, Mario Cattaneo, Paola Mattioli, Roberto Signorini, Grazia Neri – of the Grazia Neri photo agency – and magazines donated by Anna Zanoli and Sergio Dahò. The museum library houses a huge collection of books donated by Lanfranco Colombo to the Lombardy Region.

Friday, November 14 from 3 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Free admission