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Metamorphosis of a Life
Lucrezia De Domizio Durini: International Art, Culture and Society from the 70s to the Present
By (author): Pierparide Tedeschi
9788891813046 Hardcover English General Trade ART / History / Contemporary May 01, 2018
$80.00 CAD
Active 8.6 x 12.2 x 1.2 in 328 pages 500 COLOR & B/W ILLUSTRATIONS Rizzoli Electa
This unusual and fascinating volume explores Italian and international cultural history from the 1970s to the present day. A progressive book for all lovers of contemporary and conceptual art.

A vivid, gripping narrative supported by photographs of great impact, this book takes the reader through the most innovative and groundbreaking events marking the last 50 years of Italian and international history, as seen through the work, life, and constantly evolving personality of Lucrezia De Domizio Durini, an unconventional protagonist of the artistic scenario.

Central to Lucrezia’s life were her relationships with important artists like Gino De Dominicis or Michelangelo Pistoletto and especially her friendship with the German artist Joseph Beuys. The narrative recalls key encounters with important critics and directors of prestigious museums, such as Thomas M. Messer of the Guggenheim Museum, providing highlights of many strategic moments of a changing and evolving society.

Key role in revolutionary art movements: Since 1970, Lucrezia has held major exhibitions and events at her gallery on arte povera, conceptual art, kinetic art, and pop art

Relationships with leading art figures: The book underlines the importance of building relationships with artists, critics, gallery managers and intellectuals, spokespeople of one of the most disruptive periods in the history of Italian culture.

Joseph Beuys: Central to Lucrezia’s life was her relationship with German artist Joseph Beuys, one of the leaders of European conceptual art.

Pierparide Tedeschi, journalist and editorial consultant, is the editor of L’Europeo. He has been the curator of several exhibitions of contemporary art, photography, and set design, and he also directed the film Beuys Frames, which was shown at the 2014 New York City Independent Film Festival.

Author Residence: Italy

Author Hometown: Italy

Publicity: We’ll see reviews in art magazines like Artforum, Art in America, Art News, Smithsonian, Print, iD, Whitewall, etc.

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