EP Vol. 1 / The Italian Avant-Garde, 1968-1976
The EP series creates a discursive platform between 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, Alice Clarke, Formafantasma, Martino Gamper, Verina Gfader, Joseph Grima, Alessandro Mendini, Antonio Negri, Paola Nicolin, Michaelangelo Pistoletto, Catharine Rossi, Libby Sellers, and Ettore Vitale.
Edited by Alex Coles
Designed by Experimental Jetset
Published by Sternberg Press
224 pages, color, 5 × 7.75 inches