Primo Levi

Figures

  • Edited by Fabio Levi, Guido Vaglio
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 17 x 24 cm
  • Pages 80
  • Illustrations 32
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2019
  • ISBN 9788836643110
  • Price € 14,00  € 13,30
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Abstract

Primo Levi—the witness of Auschwitz, the writer, the chemist, the man of ideas—never ceases to amaze us: this publication reveals, for the first time, the three-dimensional figures he crafted, mainly in enameled copper wire: figures of animals—but not only—playfully intertwined on the basis of a clearly decipherable constituent language.
These intimate and domestic objects are the lighthearted products of the imagination and manual skill of an intellectual who, urged on by inspirations of all kinds, tackled in his work numerous aspects of the human condition.
In order to discuss Primo Levi, to outline a portrait full of dimensions that remain unexplored, such suggestive and unusual works must be considered. The copper wire is like a line, a course intended to take us far.

>Turin, GAM, October 2019 - February 2020

Contents

'Figures' as Thoughts
Fabio Levi

Cu
Primo Levi

“With their brains and their hands, with reason and imagination”
Guido Vaglio

The 'Figures' of Primo Levi
Gianfranco Cavaglià

Works

Biography

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