Art and Culture  Obituaries 

Franco Maria Ricci, 1937-2020

The Inevitable Beauty

Roger Salas 

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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