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EP Vol. 1: The Italian Avant-Garde 1968 - 1976

EP Vol. 1: The Italian Avant-Garde 1968 - 1976

EP Vol. 1: The Italian Avant-Garde 1968 - 1976


Coles, Alex and Catharine Rossi eds. EP Vol. 1: The Italian Avant-Garde 1968 - 1976

Sternberg Press. 2013

Book ID: 95544

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 (Òsingle playÓ) and academic journals (Òlong playÓ) by introducing the notion of the Òextended playÓ 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: 1968Ð1976 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.

224 pp. Pap.