Una Casa La Mia Casa (A Home, My Home)
By Alessandro Sanna
Two walls and a roof as a shelter. A home warms the hearts of the ones that live in it and shelters when it rains; it’s the place where one happily returns and where one feels “at home”. Alessandro Sanna’s book re-creates the same atmosphere of warmth and serenity of being at home. Its shape, essential but immediate, appears in each page as starting point of a series of variations suggested by the image and imagination. The constant black image of home is “fulfilled” by the red illustrations, that create many possible illustrations: "home" turns into a "coffee-maker", or maybe some "trees" or eventually a "kite"... This book is a poem written and drawn right after the earthquake in Abruzzo. It is dedicated to all those children in the world who have lost their "home". Alessandro Sanna was born in 1975 in Nogara (Verona), he lives and works in Ostiglia (Mantua). Among the publishers and newspapers with whom he collaborates: Einaudi, Emme, Il Sole24ore, MeMo, Mondadori. His works have been on display in collective and personal exhibitions, and in 2006 he was awarded the Andersen Prize for the “best artmade book” and "best illustrator" for 2009. After Exhibition of paintings, published in french by the Centre Georges Pompidou, A home My home is his second book for Corraini.
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