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Franco Maria Ricci, 1937-2020

The Inevitable Beauty

Roger Salas 
31/10/2020


The graphic designer, bibliophile, art publisher, and collector Franco Maria Ricci died at the age of 87 on Thursday 10 September in La Magione, his house-archive in Fontanellato, close to his already mythical bamboo labyrinth (Labirinto della Masone), one of the largest mazes in the world, just a few kilometers from his native Parma. There he was born on 2 December 1937, into the bosom of an old family of noble ranks with Lombard branches “where there was no room for family trees, so large were they.”...
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