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 XX century are introduced not by their traditional works, but from a particular point of view: their publishing production. \nThese 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. \nA 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 \nmentioned documents. \nThe 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). \nThe 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.