World-renowned artist Franca Ghitti will present her new book Maps/Mapping (Charta Milano, 2004) at New York University’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò on Thursday, October 28, 6 p.m. A slide presentation by the author and introductory remarks by John Freccero, professor of Italian and comparative literature at NYU, and by Margaret Morton, Cooper Union, will round out the evening. This event is free and open to the public; call 212-998-8739 or log on to for more information.

In 1981 Ghitti created five engravings for Italian novelist Italo Calvino’s book The Invisible Wayfarer, a book of art in which Calvino wrote about cartography: “the need for an image to include the dimension of time as well as that of space is at the origins of cartography.” Since the 1960s Ghitti has been working with the theme of maps. She sees the map as trying to define “a relationship between habitat and sculpture in order to evoke who we have been and what we have lost.”

WHAT: A presentation of world-renowned artist Franca Ghitti’s book, Maps/Mapping.

WHEN: Thursday, October 28, 6 p.m.

WHERE: Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at NYU 24 W. 12th Street New York City

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