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Arte Povera

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Jannis Kounellis, Bann, Stephen
1 Bann, Stephen
Jannis Kounellis
London Reaktion Books 2003 1861891520 / 9781861891525 First Edition Soft Cover NEW 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
208 pp., illus. (some col.), biblio.; 28 cm. BRAND NEW. Shrinkwrapped. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. "Over the past 40 years, sculptor and installation artist Jannis Kounellis has established himself as a unique presence in the world of contemporary art. His work, whether included in temporary exhibitions or placed in semi-permanent installations, invariably lingers in the memory because of its forceful character and its ability to transform its immediate environment. Stephen Bann refers to Kounellis's working practice as a process of 'making strange.' In all his installations, the material impact of the work sets off a trail of associations. Potent examples include his 1969 installation of twelve tethered live horses in a gallery in Rome, the city where the prototypes of the equestrian monuments of Antiquity can still be seen, or his 1975 Civil Tragedy installation in which a hat-stand with black hat and coat against a gold-leaf background lit by a small lamp recalled the café society of Central Europe against a wall of Byzantine splendour. As an artist, Kounellis has found his special location in Rome. At the age of 20, he made the journey there from Piraeus, the ancient port of Athens, and began his career. His works continue to bear the hallmarks of his Eastern Mediterranean origin, as well as testifying to his concern with the links between Russian Modernism and the Byzantine tradition. Stephen Bann has not set out to write a conventional monograph about the artist. Rather, he looks at the underlying mechanisms in Kounellis's practice, suggesting the ways in which they are important in the broader context of late modernist art. He outlines the distinctive way in which Kounellis takes account of space as a necessary preliminary to working within it, and discusses the historical and cultural dimension to which Kounellis lays claim. / Stephen Bann is Professor in the Department of History of Art at the University of Bristol. He has published widely in the field of contemporary art. He is co-editor of Interpreting Contemporary Art (Reaktion, 1991), editor of Frankenstein, Creation and Monstrosity (Reaktion, 1994) and author of Romanticism and the Rise of History (1995) and Paul Delaroche: History Painted (Reaktion, 1997)." - Publisher. 
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Lucio Pozzi: The Rag Rug Paintings; Quadri della serie Tappeti di stracci; Die Fleckltpeppiche-Bilder, Bell, Tiffany
2 Bell, Tiffany
Lucio Pozzi: The Rag Rug Paintings; Quadri della serie Tappeti di stracci; Die Fleckltpeppiche-Bilder
Livorno Galleria Peccolo 1991 Soft Cover Fine Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
31 pp., illus. (part col.); 26 cm. Text in English, Italian and German. Firm binding, clean inside copy. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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Lucio Fontana: Concetto Spaziale, Festa sul Canal Grande, Brown, Robert
3 Brown, Robert
Lucio Fontana: Concetto Spaziale, Festa sul Canal Grande
New York Christie's 2008 First Edition Soft Cover Fine Collectible 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
108 pp., illus. (some col.); 21 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Note: This is not an auction catalogue, but rather an independent (and quite extravagant) publication to promote the sale of one painting (executed in 1961) at an upcoming sale on 12 November 2008 at Rockefeller Center. Well illustrated, with many colour plates and a fairly substantial essay. The Argentine-Italian artist Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) was one of the most important figures of the post-war neo-avant-garde. An abstract artist, he was a signatory of a manifesto of Spazialismo, proclaimed in Milan in 1947. Notoriously, he began slashing the surfaces of his canvases in 1958, in a creative/destructive gesture. 
Price: 49.95 USD
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Alberto Burri, Burri, Alberto; Butterfield, Jan (Essay by)
4 Burri, Alberto; Butterfield, Jan (Essay by)
Alberto Burri
Palm Springs, CA Palm Springs Desert Museum 1982 1st Paperback Very Good Exhibition Catalogue Folio - over 12" - 15" tall SIGNED
[48] pp., col. illus., bib. notes; 31 cm. Numbered 158/1000. Exhibition held at the Palm Springs Desert Museum, 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, California 92262, January 26 through March 14, 1982. SIGNED "Alberto Burri, P.S. 1982". A near-fine copy, with light shelfwear to wraps. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. 12 cellotex relief paintings by the Italian artist Alberto Burri (1915-1995). 
Price: 249.95 USD
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Unexpressionism: Art Beyond the Contemporary, Celant, Germano
5 Celant, Germano
Unexpressionism: Art Beyond the Contemporary
New York Rizzoli 1988 0847809854 / 9780847809851 1st Paperback Very Good Collectible 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
450 pp., illus. (some col.), biblio., index; 22 cm. Near fine. Tight, clean copy. Age toning. First paperback edition. 
Price: 49.95 USD
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Unexpressionism: Art Beyond the Contemporary, Celant, Germano
6 Celant, Germano
Unexpressionism: Art Beyond the Contemporary
New York Rizzoli 1988 0847809854 / 9780847809851 1st Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
450 pp., illus. (some col.), biblio., index; 22 cm. First paperback edition. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Spine slightly cocked/lean. Another copy available. 
Price: 39.95 USD
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Pre-Pop, Post-Appropriation, Collins, Tricia, and Milazzo, Richard (Curated by)
7 Collins, Tricia, and Milazzo, Richard (Curated by)
Pre-Pop, Post-Appropriation
New York Stux Gallery 1989 0945295065 / 9780945295068 1st Paperback Good Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
[52] pp., illus.; 28 cm. Good+. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Rubbed wraps, age toning. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. This was the most hyped exhibition in the 1989-90 gallery season in NYC. Includes S. Scarpitta, R. Rauschenberg, J. Johns, R. Bleckner, A. Lemieux, The Starn Twins, Suzan Etkin, Lawrence Carroll, David Carrino, Holt Quentel, Nancy Shaver, Doug Anderson, Robert Gober & Meg Webster. 
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8 Collins, Tricia, and Milazzo, Richard (Edited by)
New Observations, no. 51: Radical Consumption and the New Poverty
New York New Observations 1987 Wraps Very Good Serial 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
ISSN 0737-5387. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. 
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Jannis Kounellis, Kounellis, Jannis
9 Kounellis, Jannis
Jannis Kounellis
New York Cheim & Read 2006 First Edition Soft Cover Fine Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
np., col. illus.; 30 cm. Edition of 1000 copies. Exhibition held November 2006 to January 2007. Firm binding, clean inside copy. 
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Echoes in the Darkness: Jannis Kounellis, Writings and Interviews, 1966-2002, Kounellis, Jannis; Codognato, Mario, and D'Argenzio, Mirta (Joint Editors), and Franchina, Jennifer (Translated by)
10 Kounellis, Jannis; Codognato, Mario, and D'Argenzio, Mirta (Joint Editors), and Franchina, Jennifer (Translated by)
Echoes in the Darkness: Jannis Kounellis, Writings and Interviews, 1966-2002
London Trolley 2002 0954207947 / 9780954207946 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Collectible 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
327 pp., illus., biblio.; 23 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. "Jannis Kounellis has charged himself with an elemental vision of art and life - fire is one of the mediums he uses to express his profound visual imagination. He is also political and intellectual. In Echoes in the Darkness he reveals the questions that drive him. In the port of Piraeus, in Greece, there is a small tramp steamer moored at the dock. The Ionion's cargo decks are laden with the works of the Italian artist Jannis Kounellis, born in Piraeus in 1936. The ship, and its manifest, are a metaphor for the high priest of Arte Povera, the art movement founded in Italy in the late 1960s. Kounellis, as a student in Italy, had found in the Renaissance masters Giotto, Masaccio and Caravaggio his own elliptical ideas of space and form. They helped him on a journey, one of many, a restless exploration of the notion of art that had, for him, been stigmatised by the prevailing critical view. These journeys, literal and metaphysical, were to an Ithaca of the mind, almost Odysseys that could have no realistic or expected ending. Kounellis's exhibition of 11 live horses in a Rome art gallery (1968) and Albatros (1991) are, though more than 20 years apart, both part of these same journeys. 'But do not talk to me about crossing confines,' he says. 'I don't know what that means. I have never crossed confines.' Echoes in the Darkness, Trolley's selection of Kounellis's writings and interviews, does not necessarily explain his theories, his visionary meanderings and voyages. It does, however, illuminate his powerful intellectual and emotional sensibilities, and allow an insight into a unique understanding of art and, as importantly, life in the late 20th century up. He, of course, asks: 'Where next?' / Jannis Kounellis was born in Piraeus, Greece, in 1936. In 1956 he moved to Rome to study at the Accademia di Belle Arti, and became an Italian citizen. By the 1960s his work exploring form and materials contributed to the birth of the Arte Povera movement, of which Kounellis remains a leading exponent. In recent years he has had exhibitions at the Museo Nacional Reina Sofia in Madrid, the ICA in London, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. He lives and works in Rome, Italy and Dusseldorf, Germany." - Publisher. 
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What to Do?, Merz, Mario; Castaldi, Marosia (Text by), and Comoy, Lucian (Translated by)
11 Merz, Mario; Castaldi, Marosia (Text by), and Comoy, Lucian (Translated by)
What to Do?
Turin Hopefulmonster 2004 8877571667 / 9788877571663 First English Edition Hard Cover Fine Collectible 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
78 pp., illus. (chiefly col.); 21 cm. Translated from the Italian. AS NEW. Artist's book, Italy. "Mario Merz was born in Milan in 1925, the son of an engineer and a music teacher. His studies in medicine halted by the war, he became active in the anti-fascist movement. He joined the Arte Povera movement in 1968 and has long been considered one of its leading exponents. Merz's sculptures have been shown in the most important museums around the world, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Nationalgalerie in Berlin. In 2003, Merz received the Imperial Prize for Sculpture from the Japan Art Association of Tokyo. He passed away later that year." - Publisher. 
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Panza: The Legacy of a Collector: The Giuseppe Panza di Biumo Collection at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Panza, Giuseppe, et al.
12 Panza, Giuseppe, et al.
Panza: The Legacy of a Collector: The Giuseppe Panza di Biumo Collection at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art 1999 0914357735 / 9780914357735 First Edition Soft Cover Fine Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
251 pp., col. illus., bib. notes; 28 cm. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Dec. 12, 1999-Apr. 30, 2000. Firm binding, clean inside copy. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. "'Panza: The Legacy of a Collector' is an exhibition of one of the most internationally respected collections of contemporary American and European art, that of Count Giuseppe and Mrs. Giovanna Panza di Biumo. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to experience the evolution of various aspects of contemporary art as seen through the perspective of the discerning collector. On view at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) at California Plaza...it is divided into two parts: The Panza Collection, December 12, 1999 through April 30, 2000 and The Panza Gift, January 30 through April 30, 2000. The Panza Collection consists of eighty historically significant works purchased by MOCA in 1984, featuring works of abstract expressionism and pop art by Jean Fautrier, Franz Kline, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Mark Rothko, George Segal, and Antoni Tapies. The Panza Gift, given to the museum in 1994, is comprised of seventy works of painting and sculpture created between 1982 and 1993 by Los Angeles artists Lawrence Carroll, Greg Colson, Jeff Colson, Ron Griffin, Mark Lere, Gregory Mahoney, Ross Rudel, Peter Shelton, Robert Therrien, and Roy Thurston. 'Panza: The Legacy of a Collector' is organized for MOCA by associate curator Connie Butler. Spanning a period from 1943 to the present, the works from the Panza Collection illustrate major movements or tendencies in postwar art including abstract expressionism and the New York School, pop art, assemblage, eccentric abstraction, and post-minimalism ... As a founding trustee of the museum, Dr. Panza's vision helped shape MOCA's collection in its commitment to the work of major international and California artists." - Publisher. 
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Michelangelo Pistoletto, Pistoletto, Michelangelo
13 Pistoletto, Michelangelo
Michelangelo Pistoletto
Barcelona Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA); Actar 2000 8495273284 / 9788495273284 Soft Cover Fine Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
222 pp., illus. (some col.), biblio.; 27 cm. Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), January 27-March 29, 2000. Firm binding, clean inside copy. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. 
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Michelangelo Pistoletto: From One to Many, 1956-1974, Pistoletto, Michelangelo; Basualdo, Carlos (Edited by)
14 Pistoletto, Michelangelo; Basualdo, Carlos (Edited by)
Michelangelo Pistoletto: From One to Many, 1956-1974
Philadelphia Philadelphia Museum of Art 2010 0876332238 / 9780876332238 1st Hardcover Very Good Exhibition Catalogue 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
xi, 403 pp., illus. (some col.); 28 cm. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Light shelfwear to boards. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. CONTENTS: Michelangelo Pistoletto: from one to many, 1956-1974, by Carlos Basualdo; From the early paintings to the first reflective surfaces, by Angela Vettese; Pistoletto's object theater, by Claire Gilman; The minus objects: the dimension of time, by Jean-Francois Chevrier; A community of the non-all, by Gabriele Guercio; "The complicity of the materials" in Pistoletto's paintings and mirror paintings, by Suzanne Penn; Texts by Michelangelo Pistoletto, by selected by Carlos Basualdo. 
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The New Decade: 22 European Painters and Sculptors, Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff (Edited by)
15 Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff (Edited by)
The New Decade: 22 European Painters and Sculptors
New York Museum of Modern Art 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Good No DJ Exhibition Catalogue 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Pictorial boards, 111 pp., illus., biblio.; 25 cm. Exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art, May 11-Aug. 7, 1955, later shown in other American cities. Research by Rosalind Irvine, associate curator. Firm binding, unmarked. Spine slightly cocked/lean, corners mildly worn. Light foxing/endpapers. An important mid-century survey of European art. An ennervated expressionism, often influenced by Existential philosophy, unites the diverse works of these abstract and figurative artists. Includes: Afro, Karel Appel, Kenneth Armitage, Francis Bacon, Jean Bazaine, Alberto Burri, Reg Butler, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Lynn Chadwick, Jean Dubuffet, Etienne Hajdu, Alfred Manessier, Luciano Minguzzi, Mirkko (Basaldella), Edouard Pignon, Germaine Richier, William Scott, Pierre Soulages, Hans Uhlmann, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Theodor Werner and Fritz Winter. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Sal Scarpitta, Scarpitta, Sal; Collins, Tricia, and Milazzo, Richard (Text by)
16 Scarpitta, Sal; Collins, Tricia, and Milazzo, Richard (Text by)
Sal Scarpitta
New York Scott Hanson Gallery 1990 1st Paperback Very Good Exhibition Catalogue 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
np; illus.; 23 cm. Limited edition of 3000 copies. Firm binding, clean text. Previous owner's blind stamp, else fine. 
Price: 34.95 USD
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Art Without Boundaries, Woods, Gerald, and Thompson, Philip, and Williams, John (Joint Editors)
17 Woods, Gerald, and Thompson, Philip, and Williams, John (Joint Editors)
Art Without Boundaries
New York and Washington D.C. Praeger Publishers; World of Art Ser. 1974 Trade Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
215 pp., illus. (part col.); 22 cm. Tight, clean copy. Browning. On the erosion of traditional boundaries in art since the early 1950s and the avant-garde. Conceptual art, happenings, etc. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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