MAURI, Fabio. Manipolazione di Cultura / Manipulation der Kultur. (Macerata): La Nuova Foglio Editrice, (1976).
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THE MANIPULATION OF CULTURE
Manipolazione di Cultura / Manipulation der Kultur.
(Macerata): La Nuova Foglio Editrice, (1976).
Folio (379 × 242 mm), pp.. 42 black-and-white photographs, captions in Italian and German. Brown endpapers. Black textured paper-covered boards. Light tapping to top edge, wear to endpapers at hinges as often given the thickness of the paper the book is printed on. Black printed dust-jacket. Original price ticket tipped in to rear endpaper. Near-fine in a fine dust-jacket.
First edition. Manipolazione di Cultura is one of Fabio Mauri’s most significant works on the theme of the ideological instrumentalization of language. In this artists' book he appropriates photographs taken from German and Italian fascist sources. Each image has a brief descriptive caption which undermines the ideological content: 'they film everything', 'they burn books', 'they hide their traces', 'they all have the same idea'. Scarce.
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