Milan: Editioni Electa, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. Large Quarto. 408, (6) 409-793 (2)pp. Original gray boards with color offset prints laid into debossed frames of cover with off-white lettering on covers and spines. General catalog of Fontana sculptures, paintings and installations.
Known for coining the term Spatialism, integration of color, sound, space, movement and time, the Argentine-Italian artist Lucio Fontana exhibited his first "Ambiente spaziale a luce nera (Spatial environment)" in 1949 at the Galleria del Naviglio in Milan. Fontana engaged in a number of collaborative projects, most notably with the architect Luciano Baldessari, who commissioned him to design the ceiling of the cinema in the Sidercomit Pavilion at the 21st Milan Fair in 1953. The general catalog lists his work in b/w reproductions with numerous of his works reproduced in full-page color with detailed descriptive text.
Text in Italian. Missing slipcase. Bindings with light wear along edges with small light stains on front covers of in lower right foredge corners of both volumes, slightly rubbed with light sunning of spines. Very good condition. Item #48255