GIANNI BERENGO GARDIN with Hugo Pratt, Marco D’Anna and Marco Steiner

The Game of Venetian Pearls

–A giant of photography and a master of the comic strip
–The long-awaited meeting of the two greatest interpreters of Venice

il-gioco-delle-perle-di-veneziaIn one of the most popular adventures of Corto Maltese, Favola di Venezia [Fable of Venice], the sailor is urged by the mysterious Baron Corvo to search for a magical emerald. A treasure hunt is thus set in motion that, forty years after the publication of that story, Gianni Berengo Gardin has decided to revisit with the guidance of two Pratt enthusiasts, the photographer Marco D’Anna and the writer Marco Steiner.

The fresh immediacy of Pratt’s line complements the intensely reflective nature of Berengo Gardin’s shots, while D’Anna and Steiner guide the photographer’s lens to places at the core of the Corto legend. A book filled with pictures that are like pearls strung together by a gossamer thread of words.


Published by Rizzoli – Lizard
Hardbound 29x24cm, 176 pp, € 35.00
In bookstores starting November 3, 2016