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Mario Merz

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Mario Merz: The Monograph

FONDAZIONE MERZ
Essays by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Pier Giovanni Castagnoli, et al.

Hardcover, 9 x 10.5 in. / 500 pgs / 800 color. | 1/2/2005 | In stock
ISBN 9788877571847 | $65.00


        

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Mario Merz

HOPEFULMONSTER
Essays by Danilo Eccher, Lucas Fragasso, Giorgio Guglielmino, Hugo Petruschansky and Adriana Rosenberg.

Paperback, 9.25 x 10.75 in. / 120 pgs / 90 color / 17 bw. | 7/2/2003 | Not available
ISBN 9788877571625 | $32.00


Mario Merz

HOPEFULMONSTER
Essay by Danilo Eccher.

Paperback, 9 x 10.5 in. / 120 pgs / 100 color / 3 bw. | 7/2/2003 | Not available
ISBN 9788877571649 | $32.00


What To Do?

HOPEFULMONSTER
Art by Mario Merz and Fiction by Marosia Castaldi.

Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.75 in. / 66 pgs / 36 color. | 1/2/2004 | Not available
ISBN 9788877571663 | $16.00


Mario Merz

HOPEFULMONSTER
Artwork by Mario Merz. Contributions by Vincente Todolt.

Paperback, 6.5 x 9 in. / 144 pgs / 90 color | 12/2/1999 | Not available
ISBN 9788877570918 | $35.00


Mario Merz: The MonographMario Merz: The Monograph

Published by Fondazione Merz.
Essays by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Pier Giovanni Castagnoli, et al.

Mario Merz, the late, great proponent of Arte Povera, envisioned the contemporary artist as a nomad, ever mediating and meditating on the relationship between nature and culture. He began to make work after his arrest in 1945 for anti-fascist activities; confined to jail, he drew incessantly on whatever material he could find. After his release, he painted first in oil on canvas, then began to pierce the canvas--as well as objects such as bottles, umbrellas and raincoats--with neon tubes, symbolically infusing them with energy. In 1968, Merz adopted one of his signature motifs, the igloo, symbol of the transitory artist. At base a metal skeleton, the igloo could be covered with site-specific fragments of clay, wax, mud, glass, burlap, or bundles of branches, and decorated with political or literary phrases in neon tubing. Merz's iconography later came to incorporate the Fibonacci formula of mathematical progression (1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34...), stacked newspapers, archetypal animals, motorcycles and the table, symbol of the human need for fulfillment and interaction. This posthumous monograph is the most complete publication on the artist. It includes documentation of his entire artistic production, including paintings, sculptures, installations, drawings, neon and Fibonacci series work, plus many previously unpublished materials. With a comprehensive history of Merz's career, a bibliography, a biographic chronology and critical essays, it offers a deep and deserving reflection of the artist and his significant role in twentieth-century art.

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FONDAZIONE MERZ

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Hardcover, 9 x 10.5 in. / 500 pgs / 800 color.

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PUB DATE 1/2/2005
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Mario MerzMario Merz

Published by Hopefulmonster.
Essays by Danilo Eccher, Lucas Fragasso, Giorgio Guglielmino, Hugo Petruschansky and Adriana Rosenberg.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Mario Merz: Historical Works--Installations at the Fundacion Proa in Buenos Aires, this catalogue collects documentation of the works in the exhibition, including many late works, together with a series of the artist's most representative works and critical texts.

PUBLISHER
HOPEFULMONSTER

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 9.25 x 10.75 in. / 120 pgs / 90 color / 17 bw.

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PUB DATE 7/2/2003
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STATUS: Out of print | 12/11/2007

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Mario MerzMario Merz

Published by Hopefulmonster.
Essay by Danilo Eccher.

Mario Merz's igloos, paintings, neon light sculptures and Fibonacci numerical-sequence installations have long been considered emblematic of the Arte Povera movement. This volume accompanies the artist's first exhibition ever in Brazil and features not only the works shown but also many other important pieces.

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HOPEFULMONSTER

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 9 x 10.5 in. / 120 pgs / 100 color / 3 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 7/2/2003
Out of print

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STATUS: Out of print | 1/1/2007

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What To Do?What To Do?

Published by Hopefulmonster.
Art by Mario Merz and Fiction by Marosia Castaldi.

One looked like a dinosaur. Another one looked like an anteater. Another one a big lizard or a crocodile. They are not just figures or signs among the stars. They are living creatures that move up in the sky. The Universe is full of dinosaurs, kites, lizards and lions, men with arrows and rhinos. So writes Marosia Castaldi in this tender fable, in which the author's words combine with the magical visions of Mario Merz to tell of a world of imagination that can be found inside everyone. Haven't we all looked at the night sky and wondered if someone else was looking at the same stars and constellations, but from the other side?

PUBLISHER
HOPEFULMONSTER

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.75 in. / 66 pgs / 36 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 1/2/2004
Out of print

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CATALOG: FALL 2003

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9788877571663 TRADE
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STATUS: Out of print | 12/11/2007

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Mario Merz

Published by Hopefulmonster.
Artwork by Mario Merz. Contributions by Vincente Todolt.

PUBLISHER
HOPEFULMONSTER

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 6.5 x 9 in. / 144 pgs / 90 color

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 12/2/1999
Out of print

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CATALOG: FALL 1999

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9788877570918 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $35.00 CDN $35.00
AVAILABILITY: Not available

STATUS: Out of print | 10/23/2003

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