Cartas
Letters to Aldo Buzzi, 1945-1999

Saul Steinberg, with Aldo Buzzi
Translation by Carlos Vitale
ISBN: 978-84-938692-2-9
264 pages
18,5 x 23 cm.
PVP: 25 euro

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Cartas a Aldo Buzzi, 1945-1999


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Although different and independent, to a certain degree, this book complements Reflections and Shadows, the book of Saul Steinberg's memoirs published in this collection. It contains the correspondence which Steinberg sent to Aldo Buzzi, friend and privileged spokesman of the artist since the period in which both were architecture students in Milan. As stated in the prologue, Buzzi, responsible for the selection and author of the notes which accompany the text, Steinberg's letters can be read like a genuine diary: a journal which covers a long time period and which was only interrupted by the artist's death.

The book is not only interesting due to Steinberg's remarks about daily events and personal matters, but it can also be read as his reading diary, a diary of his trips and even as a gastronomic guide. Jointly with his letters, Buzzi received gifts from his friend of drawings published in the New Yorker, unpublished sketches, notes from the original, old postcards and curious documents of all type, from his birth certificate up to his architect's diploma, which in fascist Italy, essentially certified him as a Jew.

Saul Steinberg