(SOLD): MAURI, Fabio. La Manipolazione di Cultura / Manipulation der Kultur

(Pollenza, Italy): La Nuova Foglio Editrice, 1979. First edition. Folio. 92 pages. Superb artists’ book in which Mauri appropriates photographs taken from German and Italian fascist sources. The images are reproduced with part of the lower half having been been over-printed with a black band of varying width, seemingly representing the rising tide of fascism. Each image has a brief descriptive caption, in German and Italian, which undermines the ideological content: ‘they film everything’, ‘they burn books’, ‘they hide their traces’. A significant work on the theme of the ideological instrumentalization of language. This a very good copy, some pulling at front joint, triangle clipped from bottom of front endpaper, in a very good example of the scarce dust jacket. Jacket a little rubbed at edges. A scarce and important work.


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