Book

Artist: Sol Lewitt
Title : “Sol Lewitt.Artist’s books”
Date : 2009
Format : 15,5 x 19 cm -144 pages – softcover
Prix : 20,00 €
In 1967, Sol LeWitt enclosed to the autumn issue of the historical magazine Aspen his “Serial Project #1”, 12 pages book in the format 20×20 cm which was designed and realized during the foregoing year. The subject is represented by the succession of serial geometrical compositions; or better, the subject is made up precisely by the differences among these compositions: “ if some parts remain constant it is to punctuate the changes”.
n the 1971, the colour makes its appearance in Sol Lewitt’s artist books with “Four basic colours and their combinations”. Then, in 1977 the american artist used bw photography in “Brick wall” to catalogue many wall surfaces and, in the same year, he used colour photography in “PhotoGrids”, collection of physical grilles of the real world.
From the beginning in 1967 until 2002, Sol LeWitt’s artist books are collected in this volume. In his works the systematic rationalism, in its extreme consequences, is translated in a sort of immaterial mysticism.Accompanied by the artist’s words, Sol LeWitt’s works in form of books create with his exhibitions relations of planning and poetic affinity, rather than formal. In other words, the book is not a mere copy of the painting, but a mirror and a different point of view from where observing the same idea.
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