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Piero Manzoni free pdf Thirty years of life and seven of work, a major player on the artistic scene of the second half of the 20th century Piero Manzoni saw and interpreted the cultural experiences of his time, both Italian and international, and revisited them, all mixed and matched with a vast variety of materials: from cotton to "shit", from kaolin to polystyrene, from fibreglass to the human body. Piero Manzoni's all too brief yet intellectually scandalous existence unfolded in the late 1950s and early 1960s in Milan, a city that with his work, the "achrome", the artist opened up to even the most innovative experimentations of the European avant-garde. He produced an art that lay outside of trends and labels, an alchemistic, anarchistic art, constantly ready to divest traditional aesthetic values, seeking a complete recataloguing of the world. Created in collaboration with the Archivio Opera Piero Manzoni - Onlus, this volume is the first complete cataloguing of the work of Piero Manzoni (Soncino 1933 - Milan 1963). Commissioned by the artist's heirs, Germano Celant documents all of Manzoni's creative digressions, cataloguing, by means of direct inspection and scientific analysis, all the works in existence, which total 1229 published works, over 400 of which reproduced in colour. This two-volume catalogue is no less than due recognition for Manzoni's courage and genius.

About Germano Celant

Germano Celant (Genoa, 1940) is Senior Curator for Contemporary Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and contributing editor of the magazines Artforum and Interview, New York. He is also responsible for the "Arts" feature of the weeldy L'Espresso, Rome. Author of over fifty publications, comprising books and catalogues, he earned an international reputation with his theories on Arte Povera.

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Author : Germano Celant
Publisher : Skira
Data Published : 12 July 2004
ISBN : 888491146X
EAN : 9788884911469
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 816 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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