From the seventeenth century, in the so-called travel literature, the rich worldwide harvests were among the attractions more offered by the Grand Tour. Long and consolidated is, in fact, the Neapolitan tradition of reproducing exquisitely attitated and dressed figurines that, representing the birth of Christ , they reflect eighteenth-century popular life. The Neapolitan crib is therefore not only a figuration of worship, but an anthropological study and a real art form, which involves tailored, pictorial and sculptural skills; And that, as such, saw the "schools" and artists over the centuries. Summa of such artisan liveliness, the volume "The Neapolitan crib" contains the timeless, precious partenopea tradition, culture, roots. This work, based on the shots of "The White Nativity" - splendid object of modernism - and "The Maresca crib" - precious production of sixteenth-century origin -, wonderful works in possession of two important parthenopean patentes, wraps the present through the memory of ancient Gestures, telling an ancient and always a new desire to breathe the work, the courage of responsibilities, the family, the house.
Author: White Rosario, Catello Maresca, Danilo Iervolino