Pietrasanta’s “artigiani” are the heart and soul of the ‘City of Art.’ Learn more about their work, and what’s “Made in Pietrasanta,” in Enzo Cei’s photography book


An “artigiano” – one of the marble artisans – working in one of Pietrasanta’s many sculpture studios. The photo is from Enzo Cei’s photography book, “Made in Pietrasanta.” Pietrasanta, located on the northwest coast of Tuscany, is know as Italy’s “Little Athens” for its marble sculpture studios and bronze foundries. To see our posts on the City of Art click on the “Posts on Pietrasanta Only” tab in the menu or click here.

Visit the photographer’s website, linked here.

“Made in Pietrasanta” 160 pages in color and black and white.
The book is in Italian and in English.
You can purchase a copy of the book for 40 euros by emailing the photographer directly at enzocei@alice.it.

The book was produced with the support of the Comune di Pietrasanta and the Fondazione della Banca del Monte di Lucca and is sponsored by the Provincia di Lucca and by the Associazione Artigianart.

Previously on Art is Life:

“Made in Pietrasanta” Enzo Cei’s homage to the “artigiani” – and to the life and artistic traditions in the city’s art and sculpture workshops

Seravezza Fotografia 2012 continues with the exhibition of the work of Enzo Cei, the “photographer of the cavatori”

4 thoughts on “Pietrasanta’s “artigiani” are the heart and soul of the ‘City of Art.’ Learn more about their work, and what’s “Made in Pietrasanta,” in Enzo Cei’s photography book

  1. Completely agree about the mask… but I’d say the man definitely knows what he’s doing with that grinder – so no need to worry on that account.
    Really glad to see that this sort of work is taking place in Pietrasanta as it is pretty much the way I create my own marble sculpture and need to rent such a space in which to carve for a couple of months. Any ideas how I might go about renting a space? I’d really appreciate any information you can give me as I am just setting about investigating the possibilities as I plan to be in The City of Art for the months of April and May of 2014.

  2. Dramatic photo of an artist at work and an interesting brief outline of an interesting book by Enzo Cei. Can’t help but think that here in the UK someone would reprimand the artist for the dangerous use of a power tool, so close to his unprotected leg, and for not wearing a protective mask! But then we tend to be health and safety obsessed in the UK. 🙂

    • The book is a truly wonderful document, with some great photos, of the marble artisans – and those (with more protective gear!) – in the bronze foundries of Pietrasanta – we’ll post more over the next months.
      Stay safe, GrowlTigger! : D

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