Forming part of the series edited by Giulio Guberti titled Artisti Contemporanei, the volume was published on the occasion of Enrico Castellani’s large anthological exhibition housed in the rooms of the Pinacoteca Comunale – Loggetta Lombardesca in Ravenna from 9 June to 16 September 1984. With its particularly well-conceived graphic project and its wealth of content matter treating the evolution of the artist’s work from its beginnings up until 1984, this publication contains copious colour and B & W photographic documentation – mainly published for the first time – that deals with the artist’s work and his life. The large volume is subdivided into three parts: in the first Adachiara Zevi presents the artist’s work in an in-depth critical essay organised in five ‘moments’ in which she covers Castellani’s entire artistic career. The second part that talks about materials is made up of Two Questions to Enrico Castellani that deal with the artist’s opinions about art, social commitment and the value of history. This is followed by numerous pages that offer the reader with the artist’s most important writings (one of which published for the first time) and transcripts of his interviews. The third part instead comprises a rich bibliographical section with excerpts from the critical essays of the main critics who have written about Castellani. There are also two previously unpublished interventions by Emilio Villa and Gillo Dorfles, an extensive general bibliography drawn up for this volume, a list of the artist’s principal one-man and group exhibitions and a list of the works on exhibit.