Texts by Alain Robbe-Grillet, Maurizia Bonatti Bacchini, Rossana Bassaglia, Folco Portinari
1999 / 138 PAGES
The buildings of the Salsomaggiore baths, built in the Art Déco period, are a magnificent example of 20th-century art and at the same time have the majestic allure of ruins.
A masterpiece of the Art Deco period, despite being far from the great European capitals, the Salsomaggiore spa is illustrated in the pages of this book, to reveal all the rich decorative features in detail. As well as an evocative introduction by the famous French writer Alain Robbe-Grillet, there are commentaries by scholars and experts, exalting the building's originality and refinement. Its grandeur is like that of a Greek temple on the outside, while its interior instead recalls the splendour and richness of oriental monuments. A perfect guidebook for rediscovering an unusual place brimming with appeal and intended to inspire awe.