BEHIND THE SCENES OF A GREAT PUBLISHING WORK… TOMORROW THE PRESENTATION OF THE NEW EDITION AT “MARTINBOOK FESTIVAL” IN MARTINSICURO (ITALY)

 

Tomorrow at “MartinBook Festival” in Martinsicuro, a beautiful city in Abruzzo (Italy) there will be the presentation of the new updated edition of my book “Francesco”, the first historical and illustrated biography about Pope Francis… “MartinBook Festival” is at its 7th edition and it is promoted by Associazione MartinBook and the City Council. The event will take place in the ancient Tower Charles V.

Watch the video about the “behind the scenes” of this incredible publishing work that involved around 30 professional people. A great team for a great book: 380 pages, 450 photos, large size (cms 23 x 29,5) available in a special set of 3 volumes in an elegant slipcase.

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Domani a “MartinBook Festival” di Martinsicuro, TE, Martinbook associazione culturale (ore 21,15, Torre Carlo V) presentazione della nuova edizione aggiornata di “Francesco”, la prima grande biografia storica illustrata su Papa Bergoglio, autore Roberto Alborghetti , Editrice Velar . L’evento è promosso dall’Associazione MartinBook Festival e dal Comune di Martinsicuro ed avrà luogo alle ore 21,15 presso l’antica Torre Carlo V.

Guarda il videoclip sul “dietro le quinte” di una opera editoriale unica nel suo genere, che ha coinvolto circa trenta professionisti…

 

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MY NEW BOOK IS OUT: THE FIRST ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY OF POPE FRANCIS, “PERSON OF THE YEAR” (2 VOLUMES, UNPUBLISHED STORIES, 340 PHOTOS)

 GUEST WRITER: PRESS OFFICE – VELAR-ELLEDICI PUBLISHING

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“FRANCESCO”

(Francis)

Author: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Preface: Cardinal GIOVANNI BATTISTA RE

Published in Italy

by VELAR-ELLEDICI

Available in 2 versions:

2 volumes (+ casket) and 1 single volume

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“The most-awaited event for Italian publishing industry”

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Over 550,000 lines of text, 14 chapters, 340 photographs, 6 months of work and researches: these are the numbers that define the “first historical and illustrated biography” about new Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the 266 th Pope of history, the first to assume the name of Francis, the first South American Pope, the first Pope belonging to the Society of Jesus.

Francis” helps us to know a “son of Italian immigrants” who became the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. The volumes – “the most-awaited event for Italian publishing industry” as media stated – dig deep into the historical records and documents starting from the news about the Pope’s family, reconstructing moments and facts concerning the emigration from Italy to Argentina, specifying dates, times and procedures.

The Author writes about the childhood of the future Pope Francis, his progressive steps in education, his lung disease, his religious vocation on the backdrop of social and historical scenarios of Argentina. “Francis” also delves into the distinctive elements of cultural education of the future Pope Francis, his relations with the  world of Latin American thinkers, authors and essayists (Jorge Luis Borges, Methol Ferrè, Gera, Scannone) who drew new perspectives for South American continent. The book  contextualizes informations and news related to the evolution of social and historical periods in Argentina, as president Peron’s age. 

Unpublished testimonies help to discover Jorge Mario Bergoglio during his years at the helm of the Jesuits in Argentina, his pastoral insights, his role in saving lives during the military dictatorship (1976-1983), his experiences as rector at the Collegio Massimo in San Miguel, his presence in the “barrios” between the poor and emergencies in Buenos Aires, sharing the difficulties of the population in the years of severe economic crisis that hit Argentina at the beginning of the Twenty-First century. The last chapters are dedicated to the first months of Francis pontificate.

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FRANCESCO, IL VIDEOCLIP

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PREVIEW: THE GREATEST BRITISH DISHES REIVENTED BY HESTON BLUMENTHAL. WATCH THE INCREDIBLE TRAILER WITH ANIMATED ARTWORK BY DAVE MCKEAN

 

 

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Bloomsbury Publishing releases an animated book trailer that brings to life the marvel of Heston Blumenthal’s new book Historic Heston which will be published 10th October 2013 (£125). The Trailer will be released via Bloomsbury’s UK, Australia and US offices simultaneously. http://youtu.be/sIzQ-cjep5I

As the Big Fat Duck Cookbook brought together Heston’s unique story and creative journey behind the dishes at his three Michelin starred The Fat Duck restaurant in Bray, Historic Heston will reveal for the first time his years of research into Britain’s historic gastronomic past that resulted in iconic dishes such as Meat Fruit that can be found on the menu at his restaurant Dinner by Heston Blumenthal which is ranked 7th in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Historic Heston charts a quest for identity through the best of British cooking that stretches from medieval to late-Victorian recipes.

“This animation really brings the whole energy of the book to life.  It’s such a multiple layered book with photography reminiscent of oil on canvas old masters, sitting alongside state of the art modern imagery with Dave’s incredible illustrations weaving the whole story together. There is such an enormous amount of work and research in this book but it has been written in a very accessible way and this animation creates an exciting dynamic that really captures the energy of our work. It was great to work with such incredibly talented people and on a topic I am so consumed by and proud of, our British gastronomic heritage.” Heston Blumenthal

“I always thought this was going to be a magical book, and here’s the proof! This trailer accurately recreates the delirious ride your mind and taste buds will take into Heston’s imagination and culinary lateral thinking. Oh, and it’s got some of my pictures in it as well. I loved illustrating this book. Heston’s world is poised beautifully between the historical research and technical rigor of his cooking, and the vaulting imagination and sheer fun of his personality. That makes for a thoroughly creative space to play.” Dave McKean

The makers of the trailer: Pete&Tom are a London-based motion graphics studio creating bold and arresting content underpinned by a love of storytelling. Their previous work includes TV rebrands for Film4, 4Music and Discovery History, animated commercials for Orange/4Music and a number of title sequence packages for popular TV programmes.

Heston Blumenthal is entirely self-taught, and is the most progressive chef of his generation. In 2004 he won the coveted three Michelin stars in near-record time for his restaurant The Fat Duck. It has repeatedly been voted into the top ten of the World’s Best Restaurants by an international panel of 800 experts, as has his second restaurant Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. In 2006 he was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty The Queen for his services to British Gastronomy.

Dave McKean has illustrated and designed over 50 books by Heston Blumenthal, John Cale, Stephen King, Richard Dawkins, Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman amongst others. He has directed several short films and three features and has exhibited on three continents.

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PREMIO CARVER 2011, IL “CONTROPREMIO” DELL’EDITORIA ITALIANA

Carver Prize is an unusual event for Italian book industry. It wants to give recognitions to works and to book contents. It’s a sort of “counter-current” contest. It intends to invite people to feel the joy and the passion in reading books. Final event is sheduled in Civitavecchia, near Rome (September 25th, 2011).

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Il Premio Carver, il contropremio dell’editoria italiana, sta dimostrando a tutti che nel BelPaese si possono premiare i libri e i loro contenuti, piuttosto che nomi di autori e di case editrici. Il 25 settembre presso la Cittadella della Musica a Civitavecchia non si assisterà alla solita sfilata di autori noti, di volti televisivi o di blasonati marchi editoriali, ma di veri scrittori e di vere case editrici. Di persone che non hanno pungolato, chiesto, blandito, preteso, ma di semplici autori e le loro case editrici spesso piccolissime e sconosciute. Il segreto del Premio Carver è tutto qui. Nella forza della passione per la lettura e insieme a questo la scelta di creare una giuria segreta composta da giornalisti, editori, scrittori dei quali nessuno conoscerà mai il nome. Infatti a gennaio di ogni anno molte personalità riconosciute del mondo del libro ricevono un invito a far parte della giuria: viene richiesta la passione della lettura e il completo anonimato. Questo per evitare tirate di giacca o forzature di giudizio.

Così mantenendo la propria natura di struttura di Contropremio si è giunti alla scelta dei nomi dei finalisti delle sezioni saggistica, narrativa e poesia. La giuria presieduta da Andrea Giannasi ha voluto mettere in evidenza per questa edizione dieci libri per ciascuna sezione, decidendo di instituire anche un Premio Speciale. Tra i finalisti di questa edizione troviamo per la saggistica Letizia Chilelli, Roberto Collovati, Lucia Fiorentino, Ada Fichera, Maurizio Vecchi, Ottavia Murru, Gianni Vianello, Isaia Vitelli Davide, Gustavo Rinaldi e Fabio Negro.

Per la poesia Edoardo Olmi, Franco Prantera, Giovanni Granatelli, Kaveen A. Millarelli, Federico Romagnoli, Teresa Tricoli, Davide Dalmiglio, Silvia Venuti, Marco Sette, Barbara Grubissa.

Per la narrativa: Stefania Jade, Leonardo Bonetti, Rossana Carturan, Giorgio Celli e Costanza Savini, Lucio Schiuma, Giuseppe Merico, Veronica Tinnirello, Normanna Albertini e Fabio Baldassarri.

La giuria del Carver ha deciso che saranno premiati i primi tre libri per ciascuna sezione, con targa al primo di narrativa, saggistica e poesia. La premiazione avverrà domenica 25 settembre alle ore 17 presso la Cittadella della Musica nell’ambito del festival del libro “Un mare di lettere” che si tiene ogni anno a Civitavecchia.

Tra gli editori finalisti: Sperling & Kupfer ; Marietti; Navarra; Mursia; Edizioni Libreria Croce; Castelvecchi; Coniglio Editore; 66thand2nd; Chimienti; Robin.

Armando, Ibiskos Editrice Risolo, Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, Bonanno, Starrylink, Bibliosofica, M. D’auria, Zedda, Controcorrente, Edizioni Simple.

Felici; Il Ciliegio; Mobydick ; Leonida; Zona; Kimerik; OnyX; Moretti e Vitali; Edimond; Kappa Vu.

 www.prospektiva.it/carver.htm