This work is a reflection on the theme of silence, as a suspension of time.

Each part of this book was handmade by Valentino Barachini.


SILENZI consists of:

1 canvas hardcover folder color sugar paper: the folder contains 3 polymer photogravures by Valentino Barachini numbered and signed and 1 etching by Melania Vaiani numbered and signed; 1 booklet in 12 pages with 5 photos (b/w) and 1 drawing (b/w), 3 texts + 1 extra-book photo.

Closed book dimensions: 28,5 x 33 cm. The photogravures are printed on a pure cotton paper 30 x 25 cm. Photogravure's plate dimensions: 12 x 15 cm

Languages: italian, english.

Design, photos and handcrafted realization by Valentino Barachini.

Texts and copywriting by Matilde V. Laricchia.

English translation by Massimiliano Barachini.

These polymer photogravures have been realized by the ancient photomechanical process that transfers the photographic negative on a zinc plate, thus producing an incision in relief whence is printed the photo. The photogravures were pulled by hand in 25 copies on pure cotton paper Rosaspina Fabriano.