Poesie 1904-1914

A visual book

A visual rework of a collection of poetry written by Aldo Palazzeschi. The aim was to create an artifact that could increase the reader's experience through editorial choices that reflect the author’s thoughts and style.

More about the project

Aldo Palazzeschi was an Italian author who lived during the first half of the 20th century. Although he worked for some time with the Futurists, his style remained unique, and his ideas were always original.

Palazzeschi often uses a fragmented writing style and sometimes his works become a series of unexpected associations of words and concepts. The idea was to produce the same effect in a visual way, so for each poem was realized an illustration with the technique of collage.

The collages are composed of two main elements: pieces of artworks, or part of them, and brush strokes. The artworks are all gathered from 20th century’s production, and they always refer in some way to the content of the single poem.