Founded in 1965, the publishing house Casa Editrice Longo concentrated initially on art and literary criticism. A precise editorial agenda was established right from the very first series:
- to provide tools of analysis, investigation and information to a wide cultured audience of all nationalities;
- to present original and stimulating texts of high quality and scientific seriousness;
- to produce works which would give a significant voice to a diversity of current methodologies.
The publishing house is highly noted for its work with universities, academic institutions and scholars from all over the world, and in particular North America, Australia and Asia, towards bettering the awareness and diffusion of the Italian language and culture.