Entries by Matteo Pericoli

The Great Living Museum of the Imagination

It doesn’t seem real. After four years of work, what at first looked like a confusing sequence of rooms has become a real book-building. The Great Living Museum of the Imagination: A Guide to the Exploration of Literary Architecture, published by Il Saggiatore, comes out Friday, November 25.

A Window Open Onto the Mind

Saul Steinberg: the legacy of a genius by Matteo Pericoli   Published in the March 2022 issue of L’Indice dei libri del mese Saul Steinberg 1978. Photo by Evelyn Hofer One of the greatest challenges we encounter when trying to interpret Saul Steinberg’s work is trying to find the right angle of approach. The typical mistake […]

Ecco “Ecco Milano”!

Rizzoli Lizard (30/11/2021) I am really excited! On November 30th, twenty years since the publication of Manhattan Unfurled and almost 26 years to the day from when I left Milan to move to New York, a journey of sorts is coming full circle: Rizzoli Lizard will publish the accordion-format book of Milan’s skyline titled Ecco […]

Manhattan Unfurled 20 Years Ago

Random House, October 2001 Twenty years ago this month Random House published Manhattan Unfurled, a 22-foot-long accordion book with 2 drawings depicting the the east and west sides of Manhattan accompanied by a wonderful essay by Paul Goldberger. The instant the book came out, it was already a memory of another era.


At the American Library in Paris

In Conversation with Dina Nayeri Inventing Truth with Words and Lines Whether in art or literature, what does it mean to tell the truth, or a version of the truth? And what might it mean to invent the truth in the service of a higher truth? Looking to Matteo Pericoli’s Windows On Elsewhere: 60 Refugees, 60 […]


“Windows on Elsewhere” Official Site

The official website of the Windows on Elsewhere project is online. Windows on Elsewhere: 60 Refugees, 60 Views is a book, exhibition, and limited-edition print project with a collection of 60 window view drawings by Matteo Pericoli, depicting the present window views of sixty persons who were forced to flee their countries. The drawings are […]


Windows on Elsewhere: 60 Refugees, 60 Views

Finally, after 3 years of work, “Windows on Elsewhere: 60 Refugees, 60 Views”, a project I worked on with Art for Amnesty, will be exhibited in Turin. The project is in support of Amnesty International Italia on the occasion of Amnesty’s 60th anniversary. On Wednesday, May 26, the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo will inaugurate the exhibit of […]