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Sternberg Press Announces EP Vol. 1 The Italian Avant-Garde: 1968–1976

Sternberg Press Announces EP Vol. 1 The Italian Avant-Garde: 1968–1976. Edited by Alex Coles and Catharine Rossi.

Design by Experimental Jetset.
Design by Experimental Jetset.
Sternberg Press is pleased to announce the first volume in our new series, EP. EP is a discursive platform bridging lighter magazines (“single play”) and academic journals (“long play”) by introducing the notion of the “extended play” into publishing.

The first volume, The Italian Avant-Garde: 1968–1976, emphasizes the multiple correspondences between well-known radical design groups like Arte Povera, Archizoom, and Superstudio, and figures such as Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini, and previously overlooked spaces, works, and performances generated by Zoo, Gruppo 9999, and Cavart. Newly commissioned interviews and essays by historians, curators, and critics shed new light on the era under scrutiny, while contemporary practitioners discuss its complex legacy.

With contributions by Paola Antonelli, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Andrea Branzi, Carlo Caldini, Alison J. Clarke, Experimental Jetset, Martino Gamper, Verina Gfader, Joseph Grima, Alessandro Mendini, Antonio Negri, Paola Nicolin, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Catharine Rossi, Vera Sacchetti, Libby Sellers, Studio Formafantasma, and Ettore Vitale.

EP Vol. 1
The Italian Avant-Garde: 1968–1976
Edited by Alex Coles and Catharine Rossi
Design by Experimental Jetset
May 2013, English
12.5 x 20.0 cm, 224 pages, 42 color and 39 b/w ills., softcover
ISBN 978-3-943365-49-8

For press inquiries and orders, please contact [email protected].

Sternberg Press
Caroline Schneider
Karl-Marx-Allee 78
D-10243 Berlin

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