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EP 1: The Radical Italian Avant-Garde 1968-1976

Coles, Alex and Rossi, Catharine (2013) EP 1: The Radical Italian Avant-Garde 1968-1976. EP, 1 . Sternberg Press, Berlin. ISBN 9783943365498

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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, Michaelangelo 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 (“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.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture > Creative Interdisciplinary Research Centre
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References: Reviews Rawsthorn, Alice. 'Political Unrest of '68 Still Reverberates', The New York Times / The International Herald Tribune, (26 May 2013): Foot, John. 'Review of EP: Volume 1,' Times Literary Supplement (21 June 2013), 27. Gamper, Martino. 'Best in the Group: Critics and Designers Pick the Highlights of 2013', Financial Times, (30 March 2013): Parnell, Steve. 'The Italian Avant-Garde,' Icon 122: Future 50 (August 2013), 85
Depositing User: Catriona Mcara
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 16:55
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 20:17


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