The Library
of Art and Fashion

The library contains over 14,000 volumes from all over the world and is constantly supplemented by new acquisitions.
Rare books, monographs of artists who left their marks on their respective eras, exhibition catalogues that influenced fashion and lifestyles, photo books, studies on color, decoration, ornamental designs and original elements that these studies originated from, books about architecture and art schools, theatre and cinema.

Thanks to its simple and intuitive book classification and subject index system, the library is a working tool and a very important source of inspiration for designers and customers: a true knowledge map that help us understand and interpret the past to create future collections, new styles and new patterns.

The Ratti Archive

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fondazione Antonio Ratti