From Library Journal
Many Americans are not aware that a major art movement with international ramifications was spawned in Italy during the late 1960s. Called Arte Povera, this conceptual art movement aimed to juxtapose nontraditional materials in unusual installations. Using four early essays and lavish, full-page color illustrations, this exhibition catalog focuses on the origins of Arte Povera from 1967 to 1971. Accompanying the essays (which are in both English and Italian) is an extensive look at 11 seminal Arte Povera artists, including Giulio Paolini, Alighiero Boetti, and Michelangelo Pistoletto. Explanatory text and a listing of exhibitions and publications accompany each illustration, and biographical information is provided for each artist in addition to a detailed bibliography. The exhibition and catalog are the fruit of a collaborat-ion among three Turin organizations. A welcome addition to the literature of international and Italian contemporary art, this book is recommended for academic as well as museum libraries. Kraig
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