Otto Piene, Heinz Mack, Lawrence Alloway
The MIT Press, 1973
Reprint and translation of the originally book, published in 1958 and 1961 by Otto Piene and Heinz Mack.
The book, designed by its originators, makes an artistic statement on its own terms: individual photographs can be viewed at leisure, but because of its dynamic filmlike sequences, a rapid thumb-through converts it into a happening in the kinetic mode. In this edition all the text has been rendered into English as well reproduced in the original German: yet the multilingual aspect of the first publication has been retained: those manifestos and artistic credos written in French or Italian are reprinted in their original language as well. Zero 1 examines the Red Painting – it is a study in the monochromic. Zero 2 focuses on vibrations and motion. The last and most elaborate of the volumes, Zero 3, exhibits the full range of Group Zero’s concerns: it embraces the total environment, the nature-man-technology triad, and the myriad artistic possibilities that can be realized through the interactions of elements.
The cover of our copy has a torn in the under right corner of the dustcover, but the hardcover itself and the inside og the books are in perfect condition