In this section of the site we present a selection of volumes that deal, in essay or novel form, with themes and characters in some way related to the Leonardo Civiltà delle Macchine Foundation.
Put a country into the air. Literally attach wings to it. Make it fly within and beyond national borders, in a world that is getting smaller and smaller, faster and faster. In Italy it has never been an easy task, quite the contrary.Go to page
Manager gentiluomo - Vita di Enrico Albareto, written by Filippo Foschini and published by Fondazione Ansaldo, is the first volume of a series dedicated to some crucial figures in the history of the industrial and technological development of Italy and, in particular, those attached to the [...]Go to page
The story of the M-346 is told in the words of the managers and engineers who imagined, designed and built it over almost twenty years. In the category of advanced trainers, the M-346 today is the best aircraft in the world, the only one capable of effectively simulating the performance, systems [...]Go to page
This is a multi-voiced story that investigates - with an approach ranging from the neophyte to the expert - the almost endless theme of the conquest of space, particular attention being paid to the extremely important contribution that Italian ingenuity and technology have given and are still [...]Go to page
The second volume of the series dedicated to some of the names in the "Finmeccanica world" who have played a central role in the industrial and technological development of the country, is dedicated to the life of Carlo Calosi, known as "the Fermi of Italian electronics".Go to page
Charisma, managerial ability, rigour, courage, entrepreneurial spirit and a sense of honour are the words most frequently used in the book to describe the personalities of Gustavo Stefanini, "father" of the La Spezia company, and of his friend, colleague and successor Sergio Ricci: two men who [...]Go to page
“L’inventore dell’invisibile” tells the story of a man born between the two wars, a man who, like few others, knew how to combine humanistic and technical culture, Franco Bardelli. Microlambda, Studio Tecnico di Consulenza Elettronica, SINDEL, Selenia, Officine Galileo and IDS - Ingegneria dei [...]Go to page
The publication of this book marked the end of the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the foundation of Finmeccanica. The book reviews the history of the Group from 1948, when it was set up as a financial sector of the large public holding company IRI, to 2008, when it became one of the [...]Go to page
Il focus di questo numero è dedicato al doppio anniversario dell’Archivio e della Fondazione Ansaldo, con uno sguardo rivolto anche su Genova. L’intervista al pittore Liu Xiaodong apre invece la sezione sulla Cina; e ancora, un racconto di Barbara Frandino sull’astronomo Aristarco di Samo, e i disegni di Gastone Novelli per “Il bagno di Diana” di Pierre Klossowski.