The Italian metamorphosis, 1943-1968 / organized by Germano Celant.

The Italian metamorphosis, 1943-1968 / organized by Germano Celant.
New York : Guggenheim Museum Publications : hardcover edition distributed by Harry N. Abrams, [1994]
xx, 727 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 32 cm.
Other Authors: 
Celant, Germano.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.
Conference Name: 
Triennale di Milano (1995 : Milan, Italy)
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NX430.I8I88 1994z
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, October 7, 1994-January 22, 1995; Triennale di Milano, February-May 1995; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, May-September, 1995.
Includes bibliographical references.
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.
Painted glass by Luciano Fabro (#91); neon by Mario Merz (#214-216); glass art by Carlo Scarpa (#239-252), Gio Ponti (#253-255), Fulvio Bianconi (#256-259), Paolo Venini (#260-262), Massimo Vignelli (#263), Ludovico Diaz de Santillana with Tobia Scarpa (#264-265), and Pierantonio Zuccheri (#266); beaded dresses and shoes (#512, 517-518, 521-524, 526-528, 543-546, 549-552, 570, 576, 592, 596; glass lamp (#757).
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 --
Art, catalogue numbers 1-230 --
The revival of glass and ceramics / Micaela Martegani Luini --
Art in jewels / Pandora Tabatabai Asbaghi --
Artists' crafts, catalogue numbers 231-329 --
The literature of art / Maurizio Fagiolo dell'Arco --
Reality and Italian photography / Italo Zannier --
"Paparazzi on the prowl" / Jennifer Blessing --
Photography, catalogue numbers 366-471 --
Cinema, the leading art / Gian Piero Brunetta --
Visconti's Senso: cinema and opera / Teresa de Lauretis --
Cinema, catalogue numbers 472-501 --
From haute couture to prêt-à-porter / Luigi Settembrini --
Italian fashion and America / Valerie Steele --
Fashion, catalogue numbers 502-603 --
Reconstructing a history / Vittorio Gregotti --
Architecture, catalogue numbers 603-723 --
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 --
Design, catalogue numbers 724-778 --
The political history of Italy from the fall of fascism to the student revolts / Giorgio Galli --
Chronology / Lisa Panzera --
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