Published by Corraini Edizioni. Edited by Giorgio Maffei, Maura Picciau.
Beyond Books is the first publication to focus on the books and printed matter of Alighiero Boetti (1940–94), including his artist's books, posters, exhibition invitations and work emerging from his long association with the newspaper Il Manifesto. Printed matter, text and language were critical for the artist, who believed "if you really want something, get it down in writing." A pioneer of the artist's book, Boetti used the particularities of the format to penetrate beyond surface appearances—for example in his legendary 1977 book Classifying the Thousand Longest Rivers in the World, which lists the world's longest rivers and their lengths in a deadpan attempt to order the disorderly natural world. This volume explores the development of a new concept of the book in Boetti's oeuvre, where reading and looking become part of the same aesthetic experience.
PUBLISHER Corraini Edizioni
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 320 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/24/2015 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2015 p. 139
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Published by Hatje Cantz. By Annemarie Sauzeau Boetti.
As I see it, creativity includes things like opening a hotel in Kabul,” Alighiero Boetti once declared, proceeding to realize this plan in 1971 on his second visit to Afghanistan. Boetti’s wife recounts the adventure.""
Published by JRP|Ringier. Text by Jean-Christophe Ammann.
A recent spate of exhibitions and an upcoming retrospective have drawn increased attention to the Italian Arte Povera pioneer Alighiero Boetti (or, in his identity-suturing guise, Alighiero e ["and"] Boetti) (1940-1994). Perhaps Boetti's best-known works are the textile maps of the world that he commissioned from female weavers in Afghanistan and Pakistan, beginning in 1971. In these maps, every country appears in the color and design of its national flag, and the borders are inscribed with texts of Boetti's devising along with statements from the local populace about their political aspects of their daily life. "I did nothing for this work," the artist has said, "chose nothing myself, in the sense that the world is shaped as it is, I did not draw it; the flags are what they are, I did not design them. In short I created absolutely nothing." This monograph on Boetti's now-classic cartographic pieces features 40 color images and an essay by Jean-Christophe Ammann.
Published by Charta. Essays by Andrea Marescalchi and Rolf Lauter.
“The conditions for a life of passion were there, but I had to destroy them in order to salvage them.” --Alighiero Boetti, 1969 Through previously unpublished works, this book offers a sophisticated portrait of a man who first and foremost was a philosopher of depth, subtlety and irony. Alighiero e Boetti invented and reinvented the world via the freest of artistic intervention, ever subverting its conventions. Included are his graphite reproductions of magazine covers from 1986, his postal works and his always astonishing maps.
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.5 in. / 96 pgs / 40 color / 7 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/2/2004 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2004 p. 15
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Published by Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Essays by Alighiero e Boetti, Paola Morsiani and Barry Schwabsky.
Taking a critical and comprehensive look at the work Boetti made in the wake of his association with the Arte Povera movement--when he renamed himself Alighiero e Boetti--this volume addresses his explorations of convention in Western culture. Highlighted here are Boetti's conceptual exploration of mathmatical orders and language, his participatory method of working and his conception of the role of the artist in society as a "shaman showman."
Published by Gagosian Gallery. Edited by The Archivio Boetti Rome. Essays by Norman Rosenthal. Interview by Louise Neri.
The exhibition is composed of examples from some of the artist's most important series, including Camouflage canvases from the 1960s, Alternating 1 to 100 and Vice Versa Kilims from the 1990s and the well-known Maps from 1971-1992. These works feature Boetti's signiture use of textiles as his medium, including various woven wool pieces as well as embroidery. The show will also include two significant self-portrait sculptures, one from the beginning of his career, Me Sunbathing in Turin on 19 January 1969, and another from the end, Self-Portrait, 1993.
PUBLISHER Gagosian Gallery
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9.25 x 9.25 in. / 105 pgs / 41 color / 13 bw
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/2/2001 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2001
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Published by Dia Art Foundation. Artwork by Alighiero e Boetti, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré. Edited by Bice Curiger. Contributions by Ramon Alejandro. Text by Lynne Cooke.
Worlds Envisioned brings into dialogue the works of the Italian artist Alighiero e Boetti and Ivoirian artist/author Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, who share a fascination with taxonomy and the inversion of epistemological conventions.