© Pietro Baroni
The Milanese craftsman. They said his job was about to die.
But here he is, alive and kicking, even renewed, modern, exciting. To prove that, in spite of all those
prophets without honour who have been kept saying so since the nineteenth century, this is not an art destined to die. On the contrary. Two attracting opposites: craft and inspiration, ideality and manual skill.
You can discover them through a black and white path, as spontaneous as this world made of manual skills, old traditional workshops and kwoledge passed down over the centuries.
In the very heart of the Milanese trade, Sarpi, people are seduced by the ability of the historical craftsmen, and by the enthusiasm of the young innovators full of spirit of initiative and respect for their own cultural tradition.
A life-sized series of hardbacks. Black and White.