Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962–1972

Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962–1972

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2001

Description

This catalogue documents an exhibition that examines the work of 14 Italian artists who explored a wide range of common materials to create extraordinary works. The book deploys a range of graphic devices without mimicking specific historical styles. The tactile nature of the artists’ works is referenced, for example, in the range of papers used throughout the book, each delineating a different section (essays, timeline, artworks, back-matter). The flush-cut treatment of the cover not only exposes the construction of these sections, but also emphasizes the object-like quality of the book.

Large horizontal images were turned on edge to save space, which in turn enhanced the physicality of the book by shifting its orientation.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2001
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Walker Art Center
Creative director
Andrew Blauvelt
Designer
Linda Byrne
Production coordinator
Eugenia Bell
Trim size
8 x 10 inches
Pages
368
Quantity printed
8,500
Typefaces
Aksidenz Grotesk, Knockout series, Walbaum
Printer
Dr. Cantz’sche Druckerei
Papers
Munken Lynx 115/150 g/m2, Signa Set Yellow 120 g/m2, BVS Gloss 115 g/m2, Signa Set Cherry 80 g/m2, Salaprint CG 135 g/m2
Binding method
Smythe-sewn, end-glued, flush trimmed
Editor
Karen Jacobson
Publishers
Tate, Walker Art Center
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