Isaac Salazar
Polimoda Library

The Polimoda Library – Documentation Centre "Matteo Lanzoni" is a place of memory, inspiration and creativity.

It contains the most important international collection of monographs, periodicals, videos, look books, and antique, rare and precious materials for creative  artists.

It is a different kind of library, conceived for the creative artist, for the person who “treats his own mind differently” (Louis I. Kahn), in other words who is able to see images not as they appear to the ordinary eye, but to see what his mind tells him to see.

The library is organised in 4 areas:

Textiles and clothing, the original core of the library;

Art, in all its forms;

Photography, comprising nature, fashion, travel and anthropological photos;

Innovation management, how to fuel creativity and manage innovation.

The collection is completed by a collection of Magazines and the Film Library.

Complete information about the library, its collections and services.

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Villa Favard
Via Curtatone, 1
50123 - Florence
Ph. +39 055-27506.22/40
Fax +39 055-2750720

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The Library is located in the basement floor of Villa Favard.


From Monday to Friday: 8:30am-6:00pm

February 24, 2014 – April 14, 2014:
Monday: 8:30am – 8:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 8:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 6:00pm

Browse our catalogue and discover all the latest news in fashion, styles and trends!

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The Vogue Archive contains the entire digitalized collection of Vogue USA, from 1892 to today. Over 400,000 pages, reproduced in high-resolution colour images, indexed by research criteria and key words, to conduct targeted searches: in just a few minutes, you will have at disposal over a century of Fashion.

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Polimoda is proud to offer to the public its unique collection of fashion magazines.
It includes magazines' past issues, covers designed by famed illustrators, the first color photographs on the covers of the most important fashion periodicals. And more: all the news about fashion, mode, trends…

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Fashion and Cinema always celebrate and enhance each other: a wide selection of films is available to Polimoda students.

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Fashion Marketing Collection

Polimoda is also involved in publishing with the collection "Fashion Marketing" of Polimoda Books, published by Franco Angeli: a series of publications regarding studies, researches, methods and analyses of the fashion sector. 

These projects are part of some formative initiatives of the Institute, aimed at strengthening the constantly evolving relationship between fashion, marketing and communication. The Polimoda books are addressed to students, professionals and workers in the field.

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Polimoda Business Links 2014

20 - 21 March 2014
Villa Favard
Polimoda invites Companies to POLIMODA BUSINESS LINKS, an event designed to foster the encounter between companies and young talents approaching the world of employment.
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Polimoda Guest Lecture

At Villa Favard, a series of seminars with illustrious guests and experts for a direct evidence from the Fashion System.
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POLIMODA/MAG - Discover the Polimoda Magazine -

Summer at Polimoda offers a pared-down selection of our most popular courses, from the classics to the most innovative new subjects.

It is not necessary to take an entrance exam, you will need to send your CV so that we can be sure of the participants’ level of qualifications and motivation. What are you waiting for? Book your Polimoda Summer Course!

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