Artphilein

Photobook Library

Artphilein Photobook Library

Photobooks and photography books

Over decades of research and selection, with particular attention to the contemporary sphere, initially Caterina and Gianfranco De Pietri and then (post-2006) the De Pietri Artphilein Foundation put together a vast collection of books both of and about photography.
In the context of this genre, special attention is paid to artists’ photobooks and independent publishing projects.

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From a technical room to a creative space for independent publishers. 

Located in the heart of Lugano (Switzerland), Artphilein Photobook Library is  specialized in independent publishing and artist’s photobooks.

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Opening hours

Thursday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and by appointment writing to library@artphilein.org or texting to +41 (0)789760577.
Free entrance.

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