Catalog of the exhibit inaugurated on the centennial anniversary of the birth of Giovanni Angelini (1905-2005), with the reproduction of previously unpublished black and white photographs and texts taken from the writings of G. Angelini, and the display of other objects from his personal collection. The exhibit is completed with unpublished watercolours and etchings from the collection of Giovanni Angelini and the testimonies of some of the many people who shared Angelini’s passion for the mountains, their history and culture, which he sought to preserve and pass on to future generations.
Fra Pelmo e Civetta. La montagna attraverso lo sguardo di Giovanni Angelini
Edited by Anna Angelini e Luca Celi
april 2006, 172 pp. (ill); format: 21 x 26;
Excerpt from the introduction to the Exhibit: “…The exhibit begins with the gaze of Giovanni Angelini into the Val di Zoldo, as he defines the character of its landscape, the mountains, its communities, and its history. The various sections of the exhibit open around him, suggesting the multiple facets of research, which saw him look, listen, collect, and search documents and sources of every type. In study and research, Dr. Angelini combined his love for books on the mountains, cartography, prints, watercolours, and archival documentation. Over the years, his precious collection grew and today constitutes the principle nucleus of the library of the Foundation dedicated in his name. This volume is an illustrated guide to this exhibit, intended to suggest walks the reader-visitor can take within the different spaces the mountains offer, in Zoldo between Pelmo and CIvetta, but also in other Dolomitic valleys. Giovanni Angelini, with his experienced eye traced an important path, defining a way to go to, and live between the mountain peaks far from centre stage, and its futile self-centred and competitive atmosphere.”