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Bright red cover with gold font on 'Babetto, The Entity of Being / L’Entità dell’Essere / Die Einheit des Seins', by Arnoldsche Art Publishers.


The Entity of Being / L’Entità dell’Essere / Die Einheit des Seins

By (author) Fred Jahn
By (author) Friedhelm Mennekes
By (author) Andrea Nante
By (author) Thereza Pedrosa


  • The book traces Babetto's work from his beginnings in the "Paduan School" to his most recent artwork
  • Masterful art jewelry, drawings, sacred and silver works, furniture, and architecture
  • A comprehensive tribute to one of the most important Italian jewelry artists
  • Accompanied an exhibition at the Museo Civico di Asolo (IT), from 7 May – 24 July 2022
Full Description

The Italian goldsmith of the “Paduan School” Giampaolo Babetto is famous for his jewelry – geometrically distinct shapes arranged into refined entities of extraordinary perfection and beauty. However, the artist’s wide-ranging spectrum also includes furniture design, silverwork, sculptures, liturgical utensils, and architecture; even his design drawings possess an autonomous character and artistic value.

In addition to Christian iconography, his sources of inspiration include the fresco cycles of Renaissance artist Jacopo da Pontormo but also echo Minimalism, Neoplasticism, Neoconstructivism, and “arte programmata/cinetica.”

The Entity of Being presents the first overarching survey of the virtuoso Babetto. The comprehensive catalog section is complemented by four contributions that provide exciting insights into the work of this universal artist.

Text in English, German and Italian.

8th Aug 2022
USA & Canada
8.27 in x 11.02 in
328 Pages
688 color
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