Bergamo is the city of Caravaggio and Colleoni, of Manzù and Pope John XXIII, of Cardinal Angelo Mai and Gavazzeni. And also the home of the most refined, intelligent art and landscape publishing, of books that look like paintings, of great photographers and lyrical, poetic writing. Characteristics that are summed up in the exquisite production of Grafica & Arte in Bergamo. At a time when so much publishing is of an inferior standard, Grafica & Arte remains faithful to a proud tradition of quality books which are nonetheless within the reach of a wide public. Among its treasures are the lyrical images and penetrating descriptions of great photographers such as Mario De Biasi and Pepi and Luca Merisio; it brings before the public the legendary mysticism and humanity of Pope John and refined writing by authors such as Carlo Bo, Alberico Sala, Loris F. Capovilla, Salvatore Quasimodo, Carlo Castellaneta, Rossana Bossaglia, Raffaele De Grada and other famous names from the world of culture and art. Two outstanding characteristics distinguish the style of Grafica & Arte: the international breadth of its vision of the artistic and historical heritage of many countries, and at the same time a deep-rooted feeling for its native Lombardy. Page after page, this catalogue presents a wealth of elegant volumes, distinguished by the varied splendour of the photographs, the attention devoted to the layout and the stylistic clarity of the texts (Guido Gerosa).