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    Piero Manzoni: When Bodies Became Art (Hardback) By (author) Martin Engler, By (author) Celant Germano, By (author) Massimiliano Gioni, Edited by Martin Engler, Edited by Max Hollein

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    DescriptionFew artists have combined conceptual ingenuity with devastating critique as deftly and wittily as Piero Manzoni (1933-1963). Fifty years after his death at the tender age of 29, Manzoni remains unsurpassed as a provocateur: his "Artist's Breath" and "Artist's Shit" editions, which now sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars, are unanswerable satirical attacks on art-world economics and values, and his designations of various persons (such as Umberto Eco and Marcel Broodthaers) as "living artworks" prefigure many strains in performance art. Manzoni thus effected some of the most decisive paradigm shifts in postwar art, something for which he is only rarely given full credit. This comprehensive survey accompanies a major retrospective at the Stadel in Frankfurt (the first major Manzoni retrospective outside Italy in more than two decades), and is published on the occasion of what would have been his eightieth birthday. It reproduces more than 100 works from all phases of the artist's brief but massively influential career, from his early Klein-influenced monochromes (or "Achromes") and the Art Informel years to his role as a leading member of the Zero group (alongside Mack, Piene, Tinguely, Klein, Fontana) and beyond.

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    Piero Manzoni
    When Bodies Became Art
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin Engler, By (author) Celant Germano, By (author) Massimiliano Gioni, Edited by Martin Engler, Edited by Max Hollein
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 200 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,157 g
    ISBN 13: 9783866788749
    ISBN 10: 3866788746

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15840
    BISAC V2.8: ART015030, ART016030
    DC23: 709.2
    Thema V1.0: AGB
    Illustrations note
    120 colour, 63 b&w illustrations
    Kerber Verlag
    Imprint name
    Kerber Verlag
    Publication date
    31 October 2013
    Publication City/Country