The Italian Avant-Garde 1968-1976

The Italian Avant-Garde 1968-1976
Library Shelf Location 15.ITCO
Publication Date 2013
Description With contributions by Paola Antonelli, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Andrea Branzi, Carlo Caldini, Alison J. Clarke, Experimental Jetset, Verina Gfader, Martino Gamper, Joseph Grima, Alessandro Mendini, Antonio Negri, Paola Nicolin, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Catharine Rossi, Vera Sacchetti, Libby Sellers, Studio Formafantasma, and Ettore Vitale EP is the first critically underpinned series of publications that fluidly move between art, design, and architecture. The series creates a discursive platform between popular magazines (“single play”) and academic journals (“long play”) by introducing the notion of the “extended play” into publishing: with thematically edited pocket books as median. The first volume is devoted to the activities of the Italian avant-garde between 1968 and 1976. While emphasizing the multiple correspondences between collectives and groups like Arte Povera, Archizoom, Superstudio, and figures such as Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini, The Italian Avant-Garde: 1968–1976 also highlights previously overlooked spaces, works, and performances generated by Zoo, Gruppo 9999, and Cavart. Newly commissioned interviews and essays by historians and curators shed light on the era, while contemporary practitioners discuss its complex legacy.
ISBN 9783943365498
Quantity 1
Pages 224
Editors Alex Coles, Catharine Rossi
Format Paperback
Publisher Sternberg Press, Berlin
Related Artists Ettore Sottsass, Alessandro Mendini
Category Art from a specific country
Keywords Arte Povera, Avant-garde
Related Country/Global Region Italy
Artist's Nationality Italian
Language English

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