Introduction

SansSouci #1 is a large size hand-made book, an editorial project produced in a limited quantity of 100 numbered copies. We christened it with the title of ‘Bestiary’. The iconography of the ‘Bestiary’ has been selected by the editors as a fantastical artistic representation of ancestral fears, exorcized with the capacity to give life to the monsters that they represent.

SansSouci #1 is deliberately visual, in defiance of literary complexity: if the word is misunderstood, the printed picture can always be interpreted. The aim in the first volume, is to collect, the best art responses to the ‘Bestiary’ theme. A neutral container, deliberately aseptic, accords to the reader the privilege of gathering intuitive impressions of the ideas engraved on each page.