Rizzoli New York/Mondadori Electa Found Joint Imprint
In January, Rizzoli New York and its parent company since last year, Italian publisher Mondadori Electa, are creating a new imprint, Rizzoli Electa, that will focus on museum and exhibition catalogues. The imprint will replace the Skira Rizzoli imprint, a joint venture Rizzoli created with publishing company Skira in 2008 that has been dissolved.
Founded in 1945 in Florence, Mondadori Electa, part of the Mondadori Group, publishes art titles and exhibition catalogues, fiction and children's books, and illustrated volumes on subjects ranging from reportage to fashion, photography, design, music, cinema and travel. Mondadori Electa also has more than 30 years of experience managing museum bookshops and organizing art and archaeological exhibitions.
Rizzoli Electa will publish a range of titles as well as art and architecture titles originating in Italy. For example, in 2019, Rizzoli Electra will publish the catalogue of the Torlonia Roman Sculptures exhibition, a collection never before shown outside the home of its owners. (The exhibition, which Mondadori Electa will produce, will open first in Italy, then move to the U.S.)
Rizzoli New York president and publisher Charles Miers and associate publisher Margaret Chace will be responsible for the editorial direction of Rizzoli Electa, reporting to Rizzoli International Publications president and CEO Marco Ausenda.
Mondadori Electa CEO Antonio Porro said, "With the help of Rizzoli New York and its editorial and distribution strengths in the English-speaking world, Mondadori Electa will now be able to implement an ambitious international expansion program."
Skira Rizzoli's museum publications have included The Barnes Foundation: Masterworks (2012), My Hermitage: How the Hermitage Survived Tsars, Wars and Revolutions to Become the Greatest Museum in the World (2015) and The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Masterpiece Paintings: 500 Works, 5,000 Years (2016).