Kunst Germano Celant Il Corso Del Coltello

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Il Corso Del Coltello

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9780847808229: Il Corso Del Coltello

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A 78-foot ship in the form of a Swiss army knife plies a canal in Venice, its blades unfurled; Lord Styrofoam and Georgia Sandbag embark on a romantic gondola voyage, while cream-of-cork soup is served at a bohemian cafe, and a lion statue sings from Verdi's Otello. These strange goings-on took place at a performance/art spectacle concocted by Oldenburg with California architect Gehry and writer van Bruggen. The Knife, which made its maiden voyage in Venice in 1985, was reconstructed for an exhibition at New York's Guggenheim Museum. Celant, who produced the event, describes it as a "mysterious and magical world" full of mythic and ritualistic associations, but readers will decide whether Oldenburg et al. "redeem the banal" or perpetuate it. From rehearsals to characters crashing into one another, the book captures the whole shebang.
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An 83-foot Swiss Army knife cruising the Venetian lagoon? In 1985, sculptor Claes Oldenburg, L.A. architect Frank Gehry, and writer Coosje van Bruggen joined forces for an "architectural performance" interweaving an army of characters dressed as objects in a scenario too complicated to summarize. Il Corso del Coltello lovingly documents this urban theatrical from the earliest notes through performance photographs. The eventpreaching the new architectural order in the shadow of Venetian Renaissance buildingsclearly was fun for spectators and performers alike. Recommended for specialized collections. Annette Melville, Research Libraries Group, Stanford, Cal.
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Celant, Germano; Gehry, Frank O.; Oldenburg, Claes; Bruggen, Coosje Van
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