Lucio Fontana

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Συγγραφέας: Hess, Barbara
Εκδόσεις: Taschen
Σελίδες:96
Ημερομηνία Έκδοσης:1/1/2006


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Softcover, flaps, 18.5 x 23 cm

Basic Art Series



Concepts in space



Italian artist Lucio Fontana tore apart the modern art establishment—literally. Trained initially as a sculptor, Fontana (1899-1968) blurred the lines between painting and sculpture by creating works that combined both form and color in a spatial context, most famously exemplified by his slashed canvases of the 1950s and 60s. Fontana’s work was truly conceptual, in that the ideas he wanted to express were more important than the actual work itself; with titles like Concetto Spaziale (Spatial Concept) and Scultura Spaziale (Spatial Sculpture), his pieces served as visual explanations of his ideas. From his early work in collaborating with architects through his years in Buenos Aires (where, in the mid-1940s, he published the famous “White Manifesto” and “Technical Manifesto of Spatialism,” among others), his experimental light installations of the early 1950s, and his later experiments with various media, this book covers the entire career of Italy’s pioneering abstract artist.



Available in over 20 languages, TASCHEN’s Basic Art Series offers budget-minded readers quality books on the greatest artists of all time. The neat, slick format and nice price tag make Basic Art books fun to collect.



Basic Art titles feature:

• detailed chronological summary of the artist’s life and work, covering the cultural and historical importance of the artist

• over 100 color illustrations with explanatory captions

• concise biography



The author: Barbara Hess studied art history and romance languages in Cologne and Florence. Based in Cologne, she is a freelance author and translator and has written extensively on modern and contemporary art for magazines and books, including TASCHEN’s De Kooning and Abstract Expressionism.
Συγγραφέας:
Hess, Barbara
Εκδότης:
Taschen
Σελίδες:
96
ISBN:
9783822849187
Ημερομηνία Έκδοσης:
1/1/2006

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