“Dall’America: lettere ai familiari (1925-26)” (“From America: Letters to Family Members (1925–26)”)

Cod.: COM0018

In the summer of 1925, at the age of 24, Adriano Olivetti embarked for the United States with the aim of studying the organisation of American factories and perfecting his English. During his five-month stay, he often wrote to his parents and siblings, recounting his impressions in affectionate, thoughtful and brilliant letters. In the correspondence with his father Camillo, who had most urged him to leave, differences of opinion on the management of the family business emerge for the first time, but it is during this trip that the young Adriano is convinced to accept his role as the future head of Olivetti. A choice that matures between the admiring discovery of the efficiency of the American model and the feeling of deep indignation aroused by the encounter with the America of the “god of money”.

Author: Adriano Olivetti
Series: Olivettiana
Publisher: Edizioni di Comunità
Language: Italian
Year: 2016
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9788898220526


Order directly from our online shop, placing the selected products in the cart and following the payment instructions, or contact the Olivetti Historical Archive Association by phone or email.

You may be interested in:

Stay up to date on the Olivetti world, subscribe to ours Newsletters!

Get OT L22 Bold for free

Sign up now and receive the first Olivetti Lettera 22 typewriter-inspired font for free.

A unique font. Style, personality, design.
All this is OT L22 Bold.