Title: "Giochi di ruolo. Estetica e immaginario di un nuovo scenario giovanile ("Role-Playing Games - aesthetics and imagery of a new juvenile scenery")
From the publisher's site (translation by A. Angiolino):
Role-Playing games consist in playing characters and accomplish deeds with them in imaginary worlds, among dragons, warriors, magicians and elves, or in even more mundane settings anyway produced by players' fantasy. Players are seated atround a table, deal with each other in armony, have fun and, thanks to the game dynamics, can in the end understand themselves better.
This book is an innovative tool of klowledge about the world of role-playing game, its aesthetics and its educational value, today expanded from the face to face games to the new possibilities of computers.
Written together by an aesthetics expert and an educator working with teenagers, the book offers to the reader a survey of themes commented with wit and that in specialized literature were not yet examined deepely enough.
preface is by the Italian most famous RPG expert Luca Giuliano.