Do you know that there is a library specialized in photography?
The CRAF library currently includes over 10 thousand monographs and 50 thousand magazine issues. It is divided into five Archive collections: Colombo Collection, Crocenzi Collection, Beltrame Collection and CRAF Collection.
Here you will find the most up-to-date publications, manuals and all the catalogues of our exhibitions. To borrow the volumes (30 days), just register your data (with the health card). For your convenience, we also carry out free-of-charge interlibrary loans: contact your municipal library and we will send the volume to any location on the national territory.
Let's look at the composition of the Collections in detail:
Donated to CRAF in 2006 by the Milanese gallerist and critic Lanfranco Colombo, it includes the complete and already arranged series of the art gallery Il Diaframma, which he founded. This archive material is subdivided into files and folders in alphabetical order (with biography and correspondence) of photographers and various artists who collaborated on the exhibition projects proposed by the gallery and in chronological order for the press reviews following the promotion of events . The Collection, for its abundant contents, can be considered a meta-history of photography, or the history of one of the most prolific galleries in Italy.
Acquired by CRAF in 1995 from the Crocenzi family, it contains the correspondence of the intellectual from the Marche region, collaborator of Elio Vittorini in Il Politecnico and in Conversazione in Sicilia, with eminent literary and photographic figures, nationally and internationally renowned. The autographed and typewritten correspondence exceeds 100 subject headings.
Donated by the photographer from Spilimbergo, known for his membership to Gruppo Friulano per una Nuova Fotografia in the fifties, it is made up of his entire personal library. Innumerable essays dedicated to the philosophy of photographic language are among the volumes.
It is made up of the Centre’s own documentation and it includes correspondence among authoritative protagonists of national and international photography, which took an active part in the CRAF, in its exhibitions and exhibition projects. This collection is of absolute interest for the historical reconstruction of the institute