CIDRAL Public Lecture: Pierpaolo Antonello: 'Bruno Munari’s Political Aesthetics'
|Dates:||8 May 2018|
|Times:||17:00 - 19:00|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
This event is part of CIDRAL's 2017/18 programme, The Constraints of Creativity.
Pierpaolo Anontello (Reader in Italian Literature and Culture, University of Cambridge) will deliver a public lecture entitled 'Bruno Munari’s Political Aesthetics'.
Bruno Munari was one of the most important 20th century Italian artists and designers, pioneering what would later be called Kinetic Art, and playing a key role in the constitution and definition of the aesthetic programmes of groups such as Movimento Arte Concreta and Programmed Art. He was a prominent figure in Italian graphic design, working for magazines like Tempo and Domus, as well as prestigious publishing companies like Einaudi and Bompiani, and became internationally recognized as an industrial designer, being awarded the prestigious ŒCompasso d’oro prize four times. Additionally, Munari left an indelible mark on pedagogy, children's literature, design theory and both critical and creative writing, developing educational toys and activities for children. Throughout his career Munari authored or contributed to, either as a writer or as an illustrator and graphic designer, almost 180 books, ranging from essays on art to experimental books, creative writing, didactic books and children's literature. This talk will investigate the intersection between Munari's work as a fine artist with his work as a writer and graphic designer, exploring the ‘borders’ between text and image, and the range of peritextual inventions that he employed in the books that he wrote and designed
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