Arte Povera 1966 1980 Books And Documents
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 20th century are introduced in this book 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 many playing roles in defining the aims and beliefs of the artistic movement. This book is an overview of the places and texts involved in the Arte Povera movement. Each artist is presented through their books and one-person exhibitions, and an accurate chronology of the collective exhibitions (1966-2005) and a detailed bibliography of the books, essays and articles about the 'poveristi' (1966-2006) complete the volume.