An irresistible rendez-vous: The Book of the Year 2021 compiled by Riccardo Chiaberge presents the events and outstanding themes of the past twelve months in culture, art, politics, economics, science and technology... in Italy and worldwide.
The volume is structured in four distinct parts.
Date of Publishing: 09/12/2021
48 pages of comparative data, for countries that ‘photograph’ the state of the world in all the main sectors. A section that collects all the necessary elements of an institutional, demographic, economic, scientific nature in order to place the most significant events in a world horizon, integrating the news of the chronology with the possibility of transversally comparing the information relating to the various geographical areas. br>
In addition, 500 images and 150 maps and graphs allow you to visually retrace what happened in 2021.
XVI + 544 pp.
Library edition size 17 × 24
Chronology: day by day it summarises the most significant events, accompanied by images, statistics and brief insights. Each month is introduced by a photo gallery of the most significant events of the period. The symbol photo at the start focuses on the event of the month.
30 articles written by leading journalists and experts in various disciplines provide detailed insights into the most significant and iconic phenomena, problems and personalities of the year. Naturally, much space is dedicated to the implications of the pandemic that has shaken the world, with its heavy economic, social and demographic legacy and the processes of change it has induced or accelerated.
Among the topics addressed: Memorable great anniversaries: the 700 years since Dante's death, and the worldwide interest in the poet
the centenary of the birth of the Sicilian author Leonardo Sciascia. The major themes: The discomfort and problems of children and adolescents after the lockdown. The vaccination campaign and the No vax. Employment after the pandemic. The United States a year after Joe Biden's election to the White House. The theatre beyond the theatre. The changes in cinema due to the irruption of digital platforms. The world of art is changing: e.g. non-fungible tokens. The fate of endangered bees. The perspectives of sustainable architecture. The technological revolution of 'flying boats'. The Clubhouse Phenomenon. The golden year of sport and much much more.
The 10 characters of the year: Alessandra Buonanno, Danilo Dadda, Chiara Ferragni, Andu Hunter, Marcell Jacobs, Roberto Mancini, Måneskin, Giorgio Parisi, Olaf Scholz and Mary Simon.
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