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cover of L'Angoscia delle macchine. Sintesi tragica in tre tempi [The anguish of machines: a tragic synthesis in three stages]

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Turin: Edizioni Rinascimento (Societa Anon, Editrice Torinese), 1925. 16mo (18 × 13 cm). Original pictorial wrappers by Ivo Pannaggi; XX, 72, [2], 1 pp., with frontis portrait of the author by G. Severini. Signed and inscribed in red pencil by Vasari to Franz Leppmann on the front flyleaf. Some light sunning to wrappers; minor creasing and chipping along edges;… Read more
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cover of Arte Astratta in Italia

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Double-sided poster/catalog from the first major exhibition of abstract art in Italy, held in Rome at the Galleria Roma from March through April 1948, containing a sort of manifesto about abstract art, a statement on the exhibition from Ettore Sottsass Jr., additional texts from Piet Mondrian, George Morris, G. Formaggio, Le Corbusier, Max Bill, Gillo Dorfles, Josef Albers, Fernand… Read more
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cover of Collection of Edizioni Factotum-Art Publications

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Verona: Edizioni Factotum-Art, 1977-1986. Quartos (most approximately 26.5 x 21 cm), various paginations. Some light soiling, minor edgewear, etc, overall very good. Isaia Mabellini, working under the name Sarenco, was a visual poet and member of the Gruppo 70 in Italy. Their most well-known creation was 'Lotta poetica', a leftist and anti-imperialist monthly journal containing mostly visual poetry contributions.… Read more
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cover of Il Bernini. la Sua Vita, la Sua Opera, il Suo Tempo

Il Bernini. la Sua Vita, la Sua Opera, il Suo Tempo

by Fraschetti, Stanislao

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1900
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1900. Bernini. VIII, 455 pp. scholarly monograph on the Italian sculptor and architect, with preface by Adolfo Venturi, containing a chronological list of works, indices, extensive notes including bibliographic material, with 263 illustrations total including text illustrations and plates. Large 4to. Full leather with raised spine, wear to extremities and along spine. Milan (Ulrico Hoepli) 1900. Freitag 827. In… Read more
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cover of Gruppo '70. Terzo Festival. Galleria La Vigna Nuova - Galleria Numero

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Double-sided poster containing: the program of the festival, taking place through May, June, and July of 1965; lists of participants which included Mario Bucci, Sylvano Bussotti, Giuseppe Chiari, Emilio Isgrò, Lucia Marcucci, Lamberto Pignotti, Aldo Rossi, Adriano Spatola, Luigi Tola, Antonio Bueno, Silvio Loffredo, Elio Marchegiani, Luciano Ori, Dick Higgins, Philip Corner, John Cage, Yoko Ono, Wolf Vostell, Nam… Read more
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cover of East-West Music

East-West Music

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Unpaginated (26 leaves, some printed recto only, some printed recto and verso) catalogue printed on the occasion of the Festival of East-West Music organized by Fabio Sargentini at L'Attico in Rome, held June 3 through June 17, 1974, the catalogue consisting of black and white photographs of each of the participants, an interview with La Monte Young and Marian… Read more
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cover of L'Universo in pugno: glorificazione futurista della sintesi-brevità [The universe in hand: a futurist glorification of synthesis-brevity]

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Carrara: Bottega d'Arte di Corrado Lattanzi/E. Bassani, [1934]. Oblong octavo (19 × 22.5 cm). Original decorative wrappers on blue stock; 42 pp. Not illustrated; bright blue typographic titles throughout; frontis portrait of Giuntini. Llight toning and water-staining to wrappers; handwritten ink inscription to front flyleaf; still about very good. Volume comprising three pages of introductory text by Marinetti, a… Read more
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cover of 14 Variazioni di un Tema Pittorico (1936) - 14 Variazioni di un Tema Musicale (1938)

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Unpaginated volume consisting of 6 pages (three leaves printed recto and verso) of musical notation by Malipiero, written presumably for the piano in standard treble and bass clefs, in 14 brief sections, followed by 14 plates depicting three-color abstract line and geometric drawings by Veronesi, in which one can see changes and variations developing. Oblong 8vo. Original wrpps. with… Read more
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cover of People Music - The Outline and Thickness of a Person Becomes a Music Box

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Single sheet requesting participants for a musical event, outlining instructions for how to participate, with a facsimile letter from Jones and instructive diagram, facsimile signature and date to lower righthand corner. 4to., folded across the center. Some toning and sunning, otherwise good. Reggio Emilia (Edition Pari and Dispari) 1976. The instructions on the sheet to potential participants read: "The… Read more
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cover of Tre marcie per le bestie per pianoforte

Tre marcie per le bestie per pianoforte

by Rieti, Vittorio

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12-page whimsical avant-garde piano composition dating to very early in the career of the accomplished Egyptian-born Italian composer, one of a few of his works from the early 1920s dating to his days as a Futurist, comprised of three movements: I. Marcia funebre per un uccellino, II. Marcia nuziale per un coccodrillo, and III. Marcia militarie per le formiche.… Read more
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cover of 420 Pianoforte Sollecitato. Attentazioni

420 Pianoforte Sollecitato. Attentazioni

by Marte, Mario

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Pop art musical score, consisting of a seven-page hand-colored leporello with three musical staves per page, extending the length of the volume, with colorful geometric shapes, chevrons, and lines and dots in place of traditional musical notes, with measure or time markings in groups of 60. Square 4to., approx. 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 in., original wrpps. with pasted… Read more
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cover of Campo Urbano. Interventi Estetici nella Dimensione Collettiva Urbana. Como, 21 Settembre 1969

Campo Urbano. Interventi Estetici nella Dimensione Collettiva Urbana. Como, 21 Settembre 1969

by Caramel, Luciano; Ugo Mulas; and Bruno Munari (dir)

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Unpaginated photobook with selections of text in Italian including introductory text from Caramel, photographs by Mulas, and layout by Munari which resulted from a one-day art event held in Como comprised of a series of events, performances, installations, and interventions scattered throughout the day. 4to. Original photo-illustrated wrpps., some extremely minor wear, very fine condition. Como (Editrice Cesare Nani)… Read more
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cover of Misteri della Cabala

Misteri della Cabala

by Bragaglia, Anton Giulio

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16 pp. booklet containing jokes, rhymes, and sarcastic comments on various members of the Futurist movement invlucing Depero, Vasari, Soffici, and Prampolini, with subscription form for "Del teatro teatrale" in multiple languages inserted to center and embellished with a woodcut. A few scattered cartoon-style text illustrations by up and coming illustrators, including Ivo Pannaggi, Achille Campanile, and Leo Longanesi.… Read more
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cover of Rivista. Settimanale d'arte, di scienza e di vita. No. 1 (6 Aprile 1913) through 6 (11 Maggio 1913)

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A sequential run of the first six issues of the important and short-lived Futurist serial, out of a total of only 19 issues in 14 fasciscules published, under the direction of noted Futurist figures Bruno Ginanni Corradini and Emilio Settimelli, with contributors including Remo Chiti, Arnaldo Ginanni Corradini, Mario Carli, Luciano Luziani, Enrico Somarè, and Federigo Astumi writing articles… Read more
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cover of Quadrivio. Grande Settimanale Letterario Illustrato di Roma. Year I, No. 1 (6 Agosto 1933) through Year VIII, No. 29 (12 Maggio 1940)

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Extensive collection of 276 issues spanning 8 years of publication (out of a total of 11 years published) of the weekly Italian Fascist literary and cultural periodical, under the editorial direction of Telesio Interlandi with assistance from Luigi Chiarini, film critic and future director of the Venice Film Festival, and novelist and screenwriter Vitalino Brancati, collecting prose, poetry, news… Read more
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cover of F.T. Marinetti

F.T. Marinetti

by Cucchetti, Gino

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Extremely scarce uncirculated Futurist postcard featuring a mix of parole in libertà, acrostic, and calligram, where the first letters of each line of Cucchetti's short poem about movement, light, art, aerodynamics, and other Futurist ideals are highlighted in red and spell out "F.T. Marinetti", printed recto only. Loose as issued, 145 x 105 mm. Very fine condition. N.p., n.d.… Read more
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cover of Profezie per il 1916 della Veggente Contessa Aurelia. Via dei Pontefici, 27. Roma

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Slim 24 pp. volume published anonymously but attributed to Bragaglia, which contains a brief background and biography of Aurelia as well as her prophecies for 1916. Two illustrations within the volume: a photographic portrait of Aurelia and a diagram of a palm with the lines on the hand and the fingers mapped to different planets. 8vo. Stapled pink cover… Read more
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cover of Gli Affreschi del Pinturicchio nell'Appartamento Borgia del Palazzo Apostolico Vaticano

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78 pp. descriptive monograph on the Pinturicchio fresco cycle in the lavish 15th century Borgia Apartments, heavily annotated, lists, numerous text illus. (1 with color) after portraits, drawings, medals, signatures, etc., 133 fine plates (4 color, many in tones), bound out of order, showing maps, interior views, details of the frescos, etc. Folio. Brand-new professional cloth-covered boards. Some additional… Read more
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cover of La Nuova Pinacoteca Vaticana, descritta ed illustrata nei Quadri Provenienti dalla Vecchia Pinacoteca Vaticana, dalla Pinacoteca del Laterano, dagli Appartamenti Privati e dai Magazzini dei Palazzi Apostolici

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xv, 206 pp. catalogue and description of the paintings in the new Vatican art gallery, heavily annotated, with index, 63 text illustrations, 126 fine plates including 10 in full color. Folio. Leather-backed boards, binding professionally repaired, some edgewear and chipping, contents in good condition. Bergamo (Istituto Italiano d'Arti Grafiche) 1914. Ex-Pierpont Morgan library with bookplate on pastedown. The monumental… Read more
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cover of La Terra dei Vivi: Nuova Estetica del Paesaggio Italiano. Quindicinale di Turismo - Arte - Architettura. No. 2 (25 Giugno 1933) through No. 7 (Ottobre 1933)

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6 out of a total of 7 issues published (lacking the first issue, each issue 8 pp.) of the short-lived Futurist journal dedicated to the new aesthetic of the Italian landscape and exploring art, architecture, and tourism, under the editorial direction of important Futurist figure Fillia, covering varied topics including modern architecture within Italy and abroad, the machinery aesthetic,… Read more
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