Published by JRP|Ringier. Text by Andrea Bellini, Piero Gilardi.
In this artist’s book, Turin-based Piero Gilardi (born 1942) reveals his working methods and techniques. Gilardi explains how to create sculptures like his signature “tappeti-natura” (nature carpets)--floor installations and wall reliefs made of painted polyurethane foam--that he has been making since the 1960s.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Lionel Bovier. Text by Andrea Bellini, Benoit Porcher, Piero Gilari, Diana Frassen.
Piero Gilardi (born 1942) looms large in the annals of the European postwar avant-garde. A pioneer of Arte Povera and a promoter of Richard Long and Jan Dibbets, who also introduced American artists such as Bruce Nauman or Eva Hesse to a European audience, Gilardi is also a political activist. This retrospective monograph surveys his many activities.