It owes its name to Paolo Tessiore, a man of extraordinary moral and cultural stature: a Genoese engineer with a sharp and sophisticated English humor, deported during the Second World War to the labor camp of Braunschweig (Germany), a difficult period during which he wrote admirable diaries; brilliant man who, at the age of 80, graduated a second time in Philosophy and Theology with a thesis on Hermeneutics and history in the “Dilthey-Yorck correspondence”.
Tessiore edizioni is the dream of Paolo’s granddaughter, Antonella Dellepiane Pescetto, who bears many surnames, all except that of her much esteemed grandfather, but who wanted to dedicate her first project to him, the newborn publishing house.
Tessiore also has current social issues at heart: it wants to bring to light a cross-section of culture and contemporary society that leads to the contemplation of beauty in all its nuances and invitations to social and human reflection.
Interdisciplinarity, one of Orlando’s cornerstones, is the idea of culture that Tessiore intends to promote: each discipline is complementary to the others, like pieces of the same mosaic.
Taste and refinement characterise the Tessiore editions and make every publication a true product of art: Tessiore intends to offer its readers, together with the pleasure of reading, the pleasure of owning a quality object, made up of highly selected papers and carefully chosen images. The reader will thus be able to embark on a journey of complete cultural enjoyment, living an all-encompassing and surprising experience.
Interactivity is an important component of Tessiore’s philosophy: the reader will be captured in another dimension, in which they will be entertained by special effects, unusual inserts, surprising dimensions and packaging.
Furthermore, irony is the spirit with which Tessiore proposes itself to its audience, questioning itself every time and asking its readers to do the same: playing not to take oneself too seriously and knowing that you don’t know lead to a creative inspiration and an expressive research that does not fear the most daring experimentation.
Reading is going toward something that is about to be, and no one yet knows what it will be.
If on a Winter’s night a traveler, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Translated from the Italian by William Weaver, 1981