Fabrica’s library is hosted in a sort of spiral that descends gradually into the ground and is illuminated from above. It holds almost 8,000 volumes on photography, industrial design, art, graphic design and subjects related to visual communication as well as a collection of correlated reference books, a vast collection of international periodicals and over 400 audio CDs covering world music and 300 DVDs by the major international film directors.
1,400 on Photography
1,400 on Graphic design
1,025 on Art (including the complete collection of the Imago Mundi catalogues, Luciano Benetton’s contemporary art collection)
710 on Design and Architecture
350 Reference volumes
More books on cinema, narrative, media, sociology, fashion, textiles, ecology and religion.
52 international titles on graphic design, photography, design, art, interaction and digital
Titles include: Aperture, British Journal of Photography, Brutus Casa, Creative Review, Eye, ID-Pure, Inventario Internazionale, Monocle, Wallpaper and Tate
The complete collection of Colors magazine (issues 1-90), founded in 1991 by Tibor Kalman and Oliviero Toscani
CDs and DVDs
400 ethnic music and sound effects CDs
308 DVDs by directors including Woody Allen, Pierpaolo Pasolini, Vittorio De Sica, Charlie Chaplin, Federico Fellini, Rainer Fassbinder, Howard Hawks, Godfrey Reggio, Abbas Kiarostami, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Luchino Visconti and Orson Welles
Our purchasing policy, as far as the above-mentioned main subjects are concerned, aims to meet the needs of our users and pursue a coherent and harmonic development of the collection
The library is open to the public from Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
All Fabrica and Benetton Group employees are allowed to borrow from the library.
External guests are welcome, but must book their visit, either in writing or by phone, through the following contacts:
tel: +39 0422 516222
Bibliographic references are provided.
Photocopying the consulted materials is allowed.