Publications

Since 1994 the Fondazione Mediterraneo carried out an intense publishing and multimedia activity in many languages in order to promote, testify and spread shared values of different cultures in the Greater Mediterranean.  
Hundreds of volumes have been published in different thematic series of books by Fondazione's publishing house Magma and by other qualified publishing houses.

Have a look to the on-line publications and if you are interested in receiving the volumes you can contact us writing to info@fondazionemediterraneo.org

 

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Felippo Sgruttendio de Scafato. Edizioni Magma - FLM Napoli ( it.) f.to 17x24 - pp. 456 ISBN 88-8127-030-7

The Tiorba a taccone de Felippo Sgruttendio de Scafato is the title of a collection of sonnets and songs in the Neapolitan dialect that was published for the first time, while the author was alive, in 1646. As soon as the theorbo is said lutes, that the taccone is the plectrum, and that Felippo Sgruttendio de Scafato is a pseudonym, it should be emphasized that this songbook represents a parody of Petrarchism and a revaluation of the vernacular poetry considered low-level during the Spanish rule in Naples. Several themes are addressed: In life and in death of Cecca, love, the beauty of women, dialogue with academics, life in the popular districts of Naples, music, popular dance. The analogies, in an ironic, if not satirical, key with the Petrarchian songbook are evident. However, what matters most is the language, which, not improvised, has the freshness and lightness of extemporaneousness, which lets the culture shine through without transmitting weight, indeed often giving the reader the relief of laughter.

LA TIORBA A TACCONE
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 Angelo Pesce – Giuseppe Rolandi. Edizioni Magma – FLM II ed. Napoli 2000 ( It. ) format. 24 x 33 - pp. 216, pictures in colour ISBN 88-8127-020-X
March 7th 1944. Almost everybody left the small village of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio, disheartened by that image of lava coming down from the volcano and covering their houses and their memories. Many of them, proud of their own land, deeply attached to their roots, refused to see their village wiped out. That is how in a part of the community consciousness arouse and a town committee was set up. This book, written by two outstanding scholars, recalls, through pictures and words of extraordinary eloquence, the drama experienced at the time of the eruption and the following reconstruction, arising from a feeling of pride of the people of that place.

 

VESUVIO 1944
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AA.VV. ,Magma Editions- Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo, Naples march 2004; format 21x21 (en./it.), pp.121;ISBN 88-8127-034-X (it./ing)

It is positive that, despite difficulties, existing strucures for cinema conservation and dissemination have been further consolidated, and that new archives are being set up (such as the Lebanese Film Archives).

For quite some time now, many other film archives have been involved in film preservation: the Film Library of Morocco, which is part of the Moroccan Film Centre; the Film Library of Algeria, one of the oldest cinema institutions in the Arab world; the Egyptian National Film Archive, a film library established within the Egyptian National Film Centre.
The collection of data and information found in this volume represents an important effort to document the activities of Film Archives in the Arab-mediterranean world; for this reason, the operators in this sector certainly will appreciate this overview presenting how this important structures work, while pursuing the goal of preserving cinema heritage from Arab countries, and keeping it alive.

 

LE CINETECHE DEI PAESI ARABI
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Enrica Maria Ferrara. Edizioni Magma - FLM Naples (It.) format 17x24 - pp. 187 ISBN 88-8127-017-X

This book traces a new itinerary in Calvino’s imagination, leading us towards a different symbolic landscape : the one of Anglo-Saxon culture and literature from the 18th to 20th century. Pioneers, explorers of new worlds are the protagonists and authors of the stories of this “unknown” Calvino, which flow together like models in his allegoric-fantastic book Il barone rampante. Through a series of possible paths in the network of symbols relating Calvino’s work to those of Defoe, Sterne, Conrad, Stevenson, this essay tells the story of Calvino’s Anglophilia and the political and personal reasons of his public removal.

CALVINO E IL MARE DELL'ALTRO
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Caterina Arcidiacono. Edizioni magma – March 2004 (it.) format 17x24; pp.159; ISBN 88-8127-021-8

The voice of the centre of Naples joins the voice of Florence’s and Berlin’s inhabitants to let out an alarm cry about the new forms of urban neglect and degradation. In an increasingly globalized world, the Old Centre of Naples is the soul of the city thanks to its urban and relational heritage: this important resource has to be preserved and shared.
The research directed by Caterina Arcidiacono – Professor of Social and Community Psychology at the University of Naples “Federico II” and Vice President of the Mediterranean Laboratory Foundation – means to be a stimulus for sustainable tourism policies: to avoid the impoverishment of the inhabitants and the devaluation of human-environmental resources as well as of new investments. With this book, the Mediterranean Laboratory Foundation promotes new methodologies for actions in favour of urban liveability, participation and social capital promotion.

IL FASCINO DEL CENTRO ANTICO
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Proceedings of the International Meeting – Rome, 5th – 6th December 1996.
VV.AA. Edizioni Magma – FLM Napoli 1996 (It.), ISBN 88-8127-021-8


The 3rd International Meeting about tourism in the Mediterranean took place in Rome, on December 5th and 6th 1996, organized by the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and the Mediterranean Laboratory Foundation, in collaboration with the University of Siena, the Institute of Tourist Engineering of Paris University Marne-la-Vallée, and others. Michele Capasso, President of the Foundation, chaired the first session concerning the “Globalization of Markets and Mediterranean Tourism”.

The conclusions of this meeting meant to introduce reasons and needs of an environmentally sustainable tourism, enabled to improve life standards of citizens, communicate an image of places attentive to values of solidarity, brotherhood and intercultural dialogue. A further result achieved by the meeting consists in the partnership with the Mediterranean Laboratory Foundation which has published the proceedings.

IIL VIAGGIO - Da "Grand Tours" al turismo post-industriale
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Catalogue of a cinematographic retrospective "Cinema according to Salah Abou Seif" AA.VV., Edizioni Magma - FLM Napoli 2002 (it./en.) format 21x21 - pp. 180 - ISBN 88-8127-032-3

The project CINEMAMED, co-ordinated and launched by the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo, is an important contribution to the cultural heritage of the Mediterranean. It is a triennial project and it aims to favour the development of co-operation between the EC and the countries of the Mediterranean in the cinematographic and audiovisual sector.
In fact, the cinema of the Mediterranean countries is an invaluable patrimony that deserves to be preserved by re-evaluating its nature and its function in the different contexts.
This retrospective of unedited works of Salah Abou Seif, the un disputed genius of Egyptian cinema, belongs to the directors who has so far been able to express the soul of Egypt with images.

SALAH ABOU SEIF
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