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Arte d'oggi. (First number subtitled "Mensile d'arte", No. 12: Arte d' Oggi + Estetica Industriale).

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Nos. 1-12 (all published, also numbered as Anno 1- anno 3). Milano, 1 luglio 1949 - april/maggio 1952. Tabloid-size (50x 35cm); 4pp per issue. All issues were originally folded twice (for mailing) and the fragile paper shows moderate wear and discoloration over the folds, sometimes with very minor loss of text and image). This is in particular the case for No. 12. The first number has small loss of text on the folds and small inkstains. Altogether a good set of this very rare publication. TOGETHER WITH PRECURSOR: ARTE ASTRATTA IN ITALIA One sheet of newsprint, with text and reproductions in b/w on both sides, forming the Manifest and Catalogue of the Exhibition on Abstract art in Italy, Roma, ART CLUB, 1948. One sheet, 60x47, folded , with some toning and light wear over the folds and margins. With texts and illustrations of the leading figures.

EUR 5,000.00

Together with "Arte Astratta in Italia" these are the first Italian journals after the war to be exclusively engaged with avant-garde abstract art, modern architecture and music. Director: Mario Ballocco. Contributors include: George Braque, Aaron Copland, Eugenio Gentili, Bruno Munari, Pietro Reina, Luigi Pestalozza, Gianni Monnet, J. Belampo, Ignazio Gardella, Renato Righetti, Giorgio Dolfini, Carlo Perogalli, Luigi Veronesi, (No. 8 on the 25th Biennale di Venezia), etc.; numerous illustrations featuring Italian and foreign artists. Very rare complete set. "Arte astratta in Italia" opens with the text of the manifest starting with: "Dall'Impressionismo fino all Cubismo si è sviluppata una vera e propria rivoluzione contro quanto di metafisico e transcendente vi era nell'arte." - Comitato organizzativo: Perilli, Roma; Sottsass Jr., Milano e Torino; Pizzionato, Venezia. Comitatio d'onore: G.C.Argan, P. Bucarelli, G. de Angelis d'Ossat, G. Ginghirellui, C. Maltese, L. Marchiori, C. Sotgiú, E. Villa, L. Venturi. Exhibitors (with depicted works): Accardi, Attardi, Consagra, Dorazio, Dorfles, Dova, Fontana, Garau, Ghiringelli, Guerrini, Licini, Magnelli, Manisco, Massaglia, Mastroianni, Maugeri, Mazzon, Monnet, Munari, Perilli, Pizziano, Prampolini, Reggiani, Sagfilippo, Soldati, Sottsass Jr., Spazzapan, Turcato, Vedova, Viani. Critical and introductory texts, in Italian and some in French by J.Albers, M. Bill, G. Dorfles, G. Formaggio, W. Kandinsky, Le Corbusier, F. Léger, P. Mondrian, G. Morri, E. Sottsass Jr.