New York: Guggenheim Museum, 1994. Hardcover. Black cloth with white color illustrated dustjacket. xx; 727 pp. Hundreds of BW and color plates and illustrations. As New in like dj. Item #169978
Catalogue of an exhibition held at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum October 7, 1994-January 22, 1995 and at two subsequent museums. This book, published on the occasion of a major exhibition mounted by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, celebrates the flowering of Italian creativity in the twenty-five year period that began with the fall of the Fascist regime. The Italian Metamorphosis, 1943-1968 is the first book to bring together all aspects of Italian visual culture from this fascinating period. Through seventeen scholarly essays and hundreds of lavish full-color and duotone reproductions, this volume captures the era's greatest achievements in the fields of painting, sculpture, artists' crafts, literature, photography, cinema, fashion, architecture, and design. Also included are translations of major manifestos written by artists and critics, as well as an extensive chronology encompassing the cultural and political history of the period. Contents as follows: You must remember this ... / Umberto Eco -- Reasons for a metamorphosis / Germano Celant -- In total freedom : Italian art, 1943-1968 / Germano Celant -- Painting and beyond : recovery and regeneration, 1943-1952 / Marcia E. Vetrocq -- Before the end of the journey : testimony across the Atlantic / Anna Costantini -- The revival of glass and ceramics / Micaela Martegani Luini -- Art in jewels / Pandora Tabatabai Asbaghi -- The literature of art / Maurizio Fagiolo dell'Arco -- Reality and Italian photography / Italo Zannier -- "Paparazzi on the prowl" / Jennifer Blessing -- Cinema, the leading art / Gian Piero Brunetta -- Visconti's Senso : cinema and opera / Teresa de Lauretis -- From haute couture to prêt-à-porter / Luigi Settembrini -- Italian fashion and America / Valerie Steele -- Reconstructing a history / Vittorio Gregotti -- Rebuilding the house of man / Dennis Doordan -- Italian design and the complexity of modernity / Andrea Branzi -- Italian industrial aesthetics and the influence of American industrial design / Penny Sparke -- The political history of Italy from the fall of fascism to the student revolts / Giorgio Galli.
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