Comunità (meaning Community in English) was a cultural magazine published in Rome, Italy. The magazine was in circulation between 1946 and 1960.

CategoriesCultural magazine
PublisherEdizioni di Comunità
FounderAdriano Olivetti
First issue1946
Final issueDecember 1960
Based inRome

History and profileEdit

Comunità was established by Adriano Olivetti in 1946.[1][2][3] It was the cultural publication of the Community Movement, which was also founded by Olivetti.[1] The magazine was based in Rome and was published by Edizioni di Comunità on a weekly basis.[4][5] It was also headquartered in Milan and was published on a bimonthly basis in the mid-1950s.[6] It featured articles on major political and cultural topics.[7] It also covered the topics of city planning, designing, literature, music, cinema and figurative arts.[6]

Comunità supported for the development of the community.[8] The magazine was most read by people interested in social and cultural events and in political philosophy.[8] It was frequently distributed free to libraries and several institutions.[8] Its paid circulation was nearly 1,000 copies in 1955.[8] The magazine ceased publication in December 1960.[4] The complete collection of the magazine is available at the Library of the Adriano Olivetti Foundation.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Paola Bonifazio (2008). Narrating Modernization: Documentary Films in Cold War Italy (1948–1955) (PhD thesis). New York University. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-549-81458-0. ProQuest 304526201.
  2. ^ Stefania Lucamante (2009). Italy and the Bourgeoisie: The re-thinking of a class. Associated University Presse. p. 87. ISBN 978-0-8386-4202-3.
  3. ^ Gino Moliterno (2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture. Routledge. p. 34. ISBN 978-1-134-75877-7.
  4. ^ a b c "La revista Comunità". Fondazione Adriano Olivetti (in Italian). Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  5. ^ "One day visit in Ivrea" (PDF). Adriano Olivetti Foundation. 19 June 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  6. ^ a b Sergio J. Pacifici (Autumn 1955). "Current Italian Literary Periodicals: A Descriptive Checklist". Books Abroad. 29 (4). doi:10.2307/40094752. JSTOR 40094752.
  7. ^ "Catalog". John Benjamins. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  8. ^ a b c d Robert Redfield; F.G. Friedmann (2011). The Ethnographic Moment. Transaction Publishers. p. 104. ISBN 978-1-4128-0904-7.