Free shipping on all orders of $75 and above with code FSHIP18. See details.

Marisa Merz

80034571 New
Item # 80034571
Marisa Merz is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
  • y_2018, m_10, d_18, h_3
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.8
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_1
  • loc_en_US, sid_80034571, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_metropolitanmuseumofart
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.0
  • CLOUD, getAggregateRating, 141.25ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT
Price: 30$42.00|$30.00
Member Price: 27$37.80|$27.00
In Stock
Description

By Connie Butler
Contributions by Ian Alteveer, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Leslie Cozzi, Teresa Kittler, and Lucia Re

This generously illustrated book offers readers the chance to appreciate the full range of works by Marisa Merz (born Turin, Italy, 1926), winner of the 2013 Golden Lion lifetime achievement award at the Venice Biennale. This volume traces Merz's artistic evolution from early experiments with nontraditional materials and processes to her intricately constructed installations of the 1970s and her enigmatic ceramic heads of the 1980s and '90s. Authoritative essays explore the rise of international women's art and Merz's own place in Italy's postwar art history.

As the sole female protagonist of Arte Povera, she is one of few Italian women to exhibit in major venues internationally. However, Merz's challenging and evocative body of work is deeply personal and resistant to the categories of art history. Previously unpublished texts and poetry by the artist, and an illustrated chronology, complement this comprehensive look at an enormously influential artist.

The exhibition is organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. The exhibition and publication were developed in close collaboration with Fondazione Merz, Turin.

Ian Alteveer is Associate Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev is an American writer, art historian, and curator.

Leslie Cozzi is Curatorial Associate, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

Teresa Kittler is a Lecturer in History of Art, University of York.

Lucia Re is Professor of Italian with an appointment in the Department of Gender Studies at UCLA.

By Connie Butler
Contributions by Ian Alteveer, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Leslie Cozzi, Teresa Kittler, and Lucia Re

This generously illustrated book offers readers the chance to appreciate the full range of works by Marisa Merz (born Turin, Italy, 1926), winner of the 2013 Golden Lion lifetime achievement award at the Venice Biennale. This volume traces Merz's artistic evolution from early experiments with nontraditional materials and processes to her intricately constructed installations of the 1970s and her enigmatic ceramic heads of the 1980s and '90s. Authoritative essays explore the rise of international women's art and Merz's own place in Italy's postwar art history.

As the sole female protagonist of Arte Povera, she is one of few Italian women to exhibit in major venues...See More

Details
  • Publisher: Prestel Publishing
  • Author: 
  • Pages: 320
  • Illustrations: 300 in full color
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dimensions: 8 1/2'' x 10 3/4''
  • ISBN: 9783791355672
Shipping & Returns
Standard flat-rate shipping (3–5 days) $7.95
Expedited US shipping (2 days) $13.95 extra
Overnight shipping $22.95 extra

The above rates apply to orders shipped within the contiguous 48 US states. For rates to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, and other countries, please see our Shipping & Handling page.

If for any reason you are not fully satisfied with your order, you may return the merchandise within 180 days from the date of purchase. See our Returns page.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gender Equity in Visual Arts I entered art school in 1970 just when Marisa Merz was entering her professional career. I knew only about her husband's work so I was delighted to start reading about her career. I always benefit when someone of my own gender is engaged in Art so I have been reliving art history as I begin to go through "The Sky is a Great Space". I have not completed the book but look forward to doing so. Equity in general is one thing but what women bring to any field over and above professionalism is also present in viewing her work.
Date published: 2017-03-03
  • y_2018, m_10, d_18, h_3
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.8
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_1
  • loc_en_US, sid_80034571, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_metropolitanmuseumofart
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.0
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 76.06ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT