Milan: Edizioni Charta, 1999. First English language edition. Hardcover. Large Quarto. 302 (2)pp. Original bright red cloth with white lettering on spine in original photo-illustrated dustjacket, red lettering on spine. Photo-illustrated half-title. Frontispiece. Design by Gabriele Nason. Photos on front and back cover of dustjacket by Ugo Mulas. Photo on half-title by Shunk-Kender, Paris, frontispiece by Ugo Mulas. The Italian edition titled Centenario di Lucio Fontana was published on the occasion of the Lucio Fontana exhibition held in Milan from 23. April to 30 June 1999.
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 book is illustrated throughout with color and b/w photographs of Fontana's work, social and work environments. A photo album at rear, edited by Nini Ardemagni Laurini and Valeria Ernesti, shows Fontana in his studio and during numerous social events. Appendices with biographical data, list of works and selected bibliography at rear. Dustjacket with light wear along top edges. Else in fine condition. Near fine condition. Item #48279