Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962-1972
Italy and art are synonymous. When either is mentioned, images of Etruscan sculptures and Renaissance frescoes come to mind, along with extraordinary architectural treasures that bridge the centuries. Even today, these powerful reminders of a distant past continue to influence contemporary Italian art and design. With Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962-1972, the Walker Art...more
Hardcover, 367 pages
Published June 17th 2001 by Walker Art Center
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Borrowed this from Dean something like six months ago, and just got around to finishing it this morning. Ultimately a beautifully designed catalog that suffers somewhat from it's bloat-- while it's really great to see such nice repros of photos of primary artists works & see translations of the writings of the artists themselves, there's too much extemporaneous shit-- 140 pages of essays before we even get to see hardly any work, most of the essays only tangentially related to Arte Povera it...more
As an introductory text, this slim volume provides, I would say, an adequate exploration of the art and artists that get grouped under the loose heading of "arte povera," which I've recently found myself fascinated by. This book was the precise kick-start that I needed to launch myself towards more specific elements that my precise interest.