Arte Povera 1966-1980. Books and Documents
ISBN 978-88-7570-018-8 | 17.0 x 24.0 cm | 288 pages | Paperback | English and Italian texts | 1st edition, July 2007
Anselmo, Boetti, Calzolari, Fabro, Kounellis, Mario and Marisa Merz, Paolini, Pascali, Penone, Pistoletto, Prini, Zorio: the protagonists of the most important italian artistic movement in the second half of the XX century are introduced not by their “traditional” works, but from a particular point of view: their publishing production.
These artists’ books were conceived, built and re-invented as works of art themselves, and some of them had a very important role in defining the aims and beliefs of the whole artistic movement.
A detailed introduction analyses “diagonally” people, times, places and texts involved in the Arte Povera movement and their mutual relationships; then, each artist is individually presented through his books and one-person exhibitions, along with several photos of the mentioned documents.
The book is completed by an accurate chronology of the collective exhibitions (1966-2005) and a detailed bibliography of the books, essays and articles about the "poveristi” (1966-2006).
The collection “books on books”, dedicated to essays about artists’ books, is now enriched with a new volume by one of the most appreciated experts on this subject.