1. Golsciane Raz, All’s sign of the golden fish, Scheiwiller, Milan, 1976.
Twenty-one photographs of Persian landscapes integrated with Italian translations of verses by Persian poets.
2. Al shidda baad al-faraj, Milan, 1977.
Seventeen photographs of Persian landscapes written, on the occasion of their exhibition at the Il Diaframma gallery in Milan, together with verse translations by the Indo-Persian poet Mirza Bidel.
3.Towards Nondove/Ta Nakoja, Italian Cultural Institute, Tehran, 1363/1984.
One hundred and twenty photographs of Persian landscapes inserted together with Italian translations of verses by the Iranian poet Ali Musavi Garmarudi (Persian texts and Italian translations).
4.1991: album of poems and photographs, Zincografia Serenissima, Venice, 1991.
Twelve photographs from Russia, Iran, Portugal and Georgia inserted together with verses from twelve poets.
5.The book of Lenin/Leninnoma, Il Cardo, Venice, 1992.
Twenty-five photographs of Lenin’s monuments taken in various countries and inserted together with Tajik verses in honor of Lenin (texts in Tajik and Italian translations).
6.A garden in the voice/Bagh-i dar seda, Angelo Pontecorboli Editore, Florence, 1995.
One hundred photographs of Persian landscapes published together with verses by the Iranian poet Sohrab Sepehri ( Italian-Persian bilingual book).
7.Ta shaqayeq hast/While Poppies Bloom, Zarrin-o-simin books, Tehran, 2005.
Eighty photographs of Persian landscapes inserted together with lines by the Iranian poet Sohrab Sepehri ( Persian-English bilingual book).
8.Persian solitudes, Edizioni dal Sud, Bari, 2006.
Twenty-seven photographs of Persian landscapes accompanied by translations of verses by the Iranian poet Sohrab Sepehri.
9.Venice in the windows, Marsilio, Venice, 2006.
One hundred and five photographs of reflections on the glass of Venetian windows inserted together with the verses of the Indo-Persian poet Mirza Bidel (translations in Persian and Italian).
10.IRAN people streets landscapes, Marsilio, Venice, 2007.
Thirty-two photographs of Persian landscapes inserted together with photographs by Abbas Kiarostami and 56 other contemporary Iranian photographers.
11.Marco Foscarini. A public school in Venice, Marsilio, Venice, 2010.
Two hundred and four photographs of the oldest Venetian high school published together with some articles on the subject.
12.Nostalgie, c’est pour toujours, VeneziaStampa, Venice, 2010.
Thirty-seven photographs of Lenin’s monuments taken in different countries.
13.Cesare Feiffer, thoughts on words and omissions, preface di V.Sgarbi, photographs di R.Zipoli, De Lettera WP, Milano, 2011.
Thirty-two photographs chosen to illustrate some basic concepts of the conservative restoration.
14.Venice in the windows, VeneziaStampa, Venice, 2011.
Thirty-six photographs of reflections on Venetian window panes.
15.Department guide, Department of Asian and North African Studies, Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice, Cafoscarina Publishing House, Venice, 2012.
Nine photographs of external surfaces (marble, stucco and bricks) of Venetian churches.
16.Nostalgie, c’est por toujours, Omaggio ad Andrej Tarkovskij, Edizioni Ca’ Foscari – Cafoscarina, Venezia, 2012.
Eighty-four images (fifty-five by R. Zipoli and twenty-nine by A. Tarkovskij) which illustrate some themes of Tarkovsky’s film.
17.A Gulf, a Strait, a Sea (Iran 1975-1995), Libreria Editrice Cafoscarina, Venice, 2013.
Thirty-six photographs by Bandar-e ‘Abbas, Qeshm, Hormuz and Chah-Bahar taken between 1975 and 1995 and twenty photographs of the Hormoz salt valley taken in 2012, published together with fifteen English translations of Hafez’s ghazal and other materials from an exhibition organized in Venice (Ca ‘ Cappello, 14 June – 15 October 2013).
18.Riflessi di Persia/Reflections of Persia, Libreria Editrice Cafoscarina/Nazar Art Publications, Venice, 2013.
landscapes of fifteen others countries (Canada, Chile, Cuba, England, Georgia, Iceland, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Oman, Portugal, South Africa, Tunisia, United States, Yemen) dedicated to ten themes: roads, bushes, trees, walls, fields, oases , deserts, mountains, clouds, stripes.
19.The Enchanted Travertine, a photographic project by Riccardo Zipoli, Venice, 2014.
Twenty-four photographs taken with the students of a middle school in Massa Marittima. The students were invited to find and photograph an evocative detail on the travertine walls of the Cathedral of San Cerbone. The details were then completed and painted with Photoshop.
20.The walkable forms, photographic project by Riccardo Zipoli, Venice, 2015.
Twenty-four photographs taken together with the students of a middle school in Massa Marittima The students were invited to find and photograph an evocative detail on the soils of Massa Marittima. The details were then completed and painted with Photoshop.
21.A world of water, Biblioteca Gaetano Badii, Massa Marittima, 2015.
One hundred photographs dedicated to the theme of water taken in thirty different parts of the world published together with texts of classical authors on the theme of water.
22.The talking facades, photographic project by Riccardo Zipoli, Venice, 2016.
Twenty-four photographs taken with the students of a middle school in Massa Marittima. The students were invited to find and photograph an evocative detail on the walls of Massa Marittima. The details were then completed and painted with Photoshop.
23.In Domo Foscari. Memories and images of a university ,Marsilio,Venice, 2018.
One hundred and forty-two photographs dedicated to the buildings of the central complex of the Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice published, together with various articles on the subject, to celebrate the 150 years of the university. The book won the 2019 Hemingway award for photography.
24.Selected scraps, Typographical overlays from In Domo Foscari, Marsilio, Venice, 2019.
This volume presents fifty images “messed” involuntarily during the printing tests of my book In Domo Foscari, memories and images of a university (2018), published to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Ca ‘Foscari university. In order to reduce paper waste, the test prints of In Domo Foscari were carried out, during work in progress, not on new machine sheets but on those already printed and, for some reason, discarded. Thus some singular and suggestive superimposed images were produced by chance. Some of these images are collected in Scraps .
25.Two prisoners, the inmate and the redstart, Postcart, Rome, 2020.
On 8 September 1943, Captain Mario Zipoli, like many other Italian soldiers, he was detained by the Nazis only to be imprisoned in various concentration camps after his refusal both to join the Republican Fascist Party and to collaborate with the Reich and the SS. This volume presents, on the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Liberation, an anthology of the diary that he wrote during the 586 days of his internment. On this occasion, his imprisonment is juxtaposed with that accidentally suffered by a black redstart trapped inside a small space at the very same time when the captain’s diary was presented in a Tuscan library. The book is accompanied by thirty images of the black redstart.
26. Metafisiche, fotografie dalla quarantena veneziana, Postcart, Venice, 2022.
During the quarantine due to the coronavirus (8 March-18 May 2020), Venice took on a not only different but also unusual and surprising appearance. The city emptied itself and became silent, with the air and water clear and clean. The signs of an extraordinary beauty were evident everywhere, but the beauty was also disturbing because it contrasted with the tragedy that had made it possible. It was a unique experience to which the images collected here are dedicated.