The Italian avant-garde: 1968 - 1976

Coles, Alex and Rossi, Catharine, eds. (2013) The Italian avant-garde: 1968 - 1976. Berlin, Germany : Sternberg Press. 224p. (EP) ISBN 9783943365498

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Abstract

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. Design by Experimental Jetset

Item Type: Book
Research Area: Art and design
History of art, architecture and design
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture > School of Art & Design History
Depositing User: Catharine Rossi
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2013 12:20
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2013 07:50
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/25271

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