THE ITALIAN METAMORPHOSIS, 1943-1968. Germano Celant et al. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1994. Published in association with ENEL, Rome. Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York. 758 pp. with 974 ills. (492 col.). 32 x 24 cm. ISBN 0810968711 In English.
Offering a wide-ranging overview of the flourishing of Italian art, architecture and design from the fall of the Fascist regime to the onset of political and social turmoil in the country during the late 1960s, this lavishly illustrated catalogue surveys developments in Italian painting, sculpture, photography, film, architecture, industrial design, fashion, glass, ceramics, jewelry and art-related publishing through a presentation of nearly 800 works assembled from more than 200 public and private collections, including pieces by Fontana, Burri, Guttuso, Pistoletto, Vedova, Marini, Kounellis, Mulas, Giacomelli, Ponti, Missoni, Sottsass, Visconti, Fellini and scores of other celebrated figures. Supplemented by an anthology of artists' manifestos of the period and an extensive chronology of artistic and cultural events, seventeen essays include a profile of social and political life in postwar Italy and scholarly assessments of the significance of Italian contributions in each of the featured arts. This title is no longer distributed by Abrams as of 7/03.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — Post-1945 — Several Media
Worldwide Number: 024600
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