Luigi Castiglioni is a master bookbinder, one of the finest and most renowned in Italy. He started off as a musicologist, but he always had a strong passion for bookbinding and kept studying and practising the craft, perfecting his artistic binding skills learning from the best Italian artisans. In 1999 he founded his workshop “Anonima Amanvensis”, located in Rimini‘s historical city centre, then in 2011 he moved the atelier into his own home. Since then, he decided to focus on artistic bookbinding, working for collectors and bibliophiles: constantly researching new techniques and studying different materials, he explores a variety of styles such as weaved leather and mixed solid materials or mosaics and lacquer decorations. He also reinvented the traditional lettering and golden edging. His works have been showcased in relevant craft bookbinding exhibitions in Italy and France.
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In the Olympus of artistic book-binding, some masters excel for extraordinary talent, technical skill and love for their craft. Luigi Castiglioni, ...
In the Olympus of artistic book-binding, some masters excel for extraordinary talent, technical skill and love for their craft. Luigi Castiglioni, thanks to his mastery in the use of leather and canvas and his expert hands, has been gifted with the ability to give a peculiar soul to his artworks: his bindings stand out for their unique and distinctive personality, following in the footsteps of tradition in this trade. His book bindings became part of the finest collections belonging to bibliophiles and institutions, enhancing the value of contemporary and ancient art books.