"Light art is a field in contemporary art that uses artificial light as its primary expressive tool. This volume examines how investigation into the chromatic values of light has been carried out throughout the history of art from its very beginning until its most recent developments. The book features an interview with James Turrell, the American artist unanimously considered the greatest master of light art. The second section is devoted to the Targetti Light Art Collection, one of the world's most prestigious collections of artificial light. The images and descriptions of each work are accompanied by critical texts on the artists. The book includes works by artists such as Olafur Eliasson, Gilberto Zorio, Anne and Patrick Poirier, Fabrizio Plessi and Hidetoshi Nagasawa, as well as emerging talents."--Book jacket.
Purchase; Alibris; 2013; 1000136665
Text in Italian and English.
Artists using neon and glass: Krzysztof Bednarski, Fabrizio Corneli, Werner Klotz, Lena Liv, Donatella Mei, Vittorio Messina, Fabrizio Plessi, Anne et Patrick Poirier, Rivka Rinn, Gilberto Zorio, Attilio Tono, Nicola Evangelisti, Carlo Nonnis, Carlo Bernardini, Franco Ionda, Tanja Pak, Ely Rozenberg, Elisa Sonato, Patrizio Travagli.
Light: the media and the message / Amnon Barzel --
Light without limits / Paolo Targetti --
James Turrell, maklite / Consuelo de Gara --
Fondazione Targetti / Stella Targetti --
Targetti Light Art Collection --
Targetti Light Art Award --
Light sculptures --
The artists: biographical notes.