The first retrospective dedicated to Max Bill in Spain, the show presents the artist’s complete oeuvre in a concentrated way, as it covers –chronologically and thematically— every facet of his multifaceted oeuvre: painting, graphic art, sculpture, architecture, book and magazine design, industrial and furniture design, graphic design and advertising typography –from large format posters to small inserts in periodicals— as well as the design of exhibition spaces. A meticulous selection of 170 works and documents from public and private collections in Europe and America reflect this idea of “concentrated retrospective” that has shaped this exhibition and its catalog from the start.
The Swiss artist Max Bill (Winterthur, 1908 – Berlin, 1994) was a multitalented individual whose life revolved around making art and reflecting about a handful of great ideas –form, concretion, function, figure, beauty and design, among others- a real Renaissance man or homo universalis, a “designer” who combined the virtues of the homo faber and homo ludens all throughout his intense life.
Publisher: FUNDACIÓN JUAN MARCH. 2015. Hardcover. 24×26,5 cm. Pages: 334. Color illustrated. RRP: € 48,00.
English edition. ISBN: 978-84-7075-632-0
Spanish edition. ISBN: 978-84-7075-631-3
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