FMR shows art as it has never been shown.
It does not teach art history, but makes people love art by training their taste and ability to see. A school for eyes.
The annual subscription is the best way to enter the FMR world. Every three months, straight to your door, a new issue in a black dress will show you art as it has never been shown to you. A perfect gift for friends and clients.
FMR 2024 Subscription + Agenda
A special gift for lovers of art and graphic design. The recipient will receive immediately the elegant Franco Maria Ricci planner and the 4 issues of FMR throughout the year: a perfect way to be remembered by friends and clients.
Every issue of FMR is a discovery: this Complete Collection is for those who don’t want to miss a single issue of the world’s finest magazine. Included are library cases, special benefits and discounts on FMR publications.
Begin at the beginning, the White King gravely advised Alice. We, too, recommend that course of action. With this special inaugural slipcase, your collection of FMR will include the extremely rare Zero Issue, as well as the full volume of 2022’s four issues: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter: two Equinoxes and two Solstices.
In 1982, Franco Maria Ricci launched the FMR magazine.
The first season of FMR was an incredible success, so much so that it had four editions in different languages and reached all over Europe and the United States. The adventure was abandoned by Franco Maria Ricci in the early 2000s, after 163 issues, with the sale of the FMR brand, to devote himself to the construction of the Labirinto della Masone.
The originality of the choices, the elegance of the layout, the quality of the texts made it the most popular art magazine in the world.
Federico Fellini called it ‘the Black Pearl’; Jacqueline Kennedy defined it ‘the most beautiful magazine in the world’.
In the last years of his life, Ricci nurtured the stubborn dream of resuming the publication of FMR.
His dream has now come true. In December 2020, his publishing house reacquired FMR, and the first issue of the new FMR series came out in December 2021.
FMR moves through space and time without boundaries of art, architecture, design, where every surprise, every adventure of the eye is transformed into a stimulus for the imagination and the mind.
‘Gift of the Season’ comes out four times a year, coinciding with the solstices and equinoxes.
DONNER À VOIR - PICTURES
It was Wagner who first wanted darkness in the theatre; Ricci was the first to want it in publishing.
From the iconic blackness of the pages, the images stand out, splendid and perfect after countless colour trials. The attention to detail and the inexhaustible aesthetic coherence make the photographic image in FMR a true hallmark, with its unique way of ‘showing’ art.
Among the great photographers who have collaborated on the issues prepared so far are: Massimo Listri, Guido Mocafico, Giovanni Ricci-Novara, and many others.
UT PICTURA POESIS - TEXTS
‘In poetry as in painting’, said Horace: FMR welcomes within its pages the texts of the finest contemporary authors. The word accompanies the image, in an equal relationship that is a paradigm of balance in publishing.
Some of the great authors who have written for FMR in this first year of the new series: Héctor Abad Faciolince, Maurizio Bettini, Dacia Maraini, Giovanni Mariotti, Patrick Mauriès, Vittorio Sgarbi, Oscar Tusquets Blanca, Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk, and many others.
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01 | 1982 | I Sacri Astucci • Orbis Pictus Seraphinianus • Jacopo Ligozzi nel Gran Serraglio • Art Goût Beauté • Villeggiature Medicee di Giusto Utens02 | 1982 | Soavissimo Iran • Rimembranze Liberty • L'Illusione Farnese • Gli Occhi Esorbitati03 | 1982 | Gli Altarini del Poeta • Neo Ruderi • I Letti Insonni di Domenico Gnoli • Arte per Acqua04 | 1982 | Alhambra Anastatica • Nueva España • Ebdomero a Parigi • Fiori di Kemp05 | 1982 | Barocco • Re d'Arazzi • La pioggia d'oro • Siena dei Segni06 | 1982 | Lo Spettacolo Intarsiato • Schiele il Verde • Spaventapasseri • Prode Argentina07 | 1982 | Ulisse Aldrovandi • I teatri della Vanità • L'Armida di Savinio 08 | 1982 | L'Infinito Ornamento • American Dream • L'Imperatore Inesistente09 | 1982 | Zillis • Le Sante Marie del Fiore • Napoli di Galilea • De Divina Proportione10 | 1983 | Mille e una bestia • Golf e cuori straziati • L'Altare della Pace • Re di Fiori11 | 1983 Venezia: Abiti de' Veneziani • Teatro da camera • Serenissima ludens • Bestiario erratico12 | 1983 Paolo Uccello a Firenze • Il Bosco Sacro • Viva l'Italia! • Federico Dux13 | 1983 Still-life alla maniera di Domenico Gnoli • Gente del Fayyum • I trovatori di Heidelberg • Wildt & Milano • Interni con vecchiette14 | 1983 Vie Mondaine negli acquarelli di Pierre Vidal • Il bagno di Diana • Blake all'Inferno • Marco delle Meraviglie • D come Dandy15 | 1983 Le città del pensiero • Sterminator Vesevo • Giovanna Garzoni • Miniatora Medicea • L'abate di Rothéneuf • Wagner a Beyreuth16 | 1983 Le belle tasse • Il volto di Shiva • Il silenzio e le città • Islam Pop • Liberty in banca17 | 1983 Paolo Veronese • Stile Coppedè • Vaya con Dior • Sirene d'America18 | 1983 Il bailo Soranzo • L'estasi lituana • Il cimitero di porcellana • Con occhi indiani19 | 1983 Buon Natale • La porta di Andrea • Il cielo scritto • Le impossibili ville20 | 1984 Fior di Crusca • Palermo delle pagode • Mille e un nodo • Uti natura pictura