Saturday, October 22, 2011

gruppo 9999: giorgio birelli, carlo caldini, fabrizio fiumi, paolo galli

gruppo 9999giorgio birelli, carlo caldini, fabrizio fiumi, paolo galli
The group 9999, formed in 1969 in Florence  by Giorgio Birelli, Carlo Caldini, Fabrizio Fiumi and Paolo Galli, moved within the radical climate without renouncing to architectural design which was carried out through photo montages, graphics, videos, films and happenings. The managment of Space Electonic represented an opportunit√† to host experimental manifestations of various types. In 1972 they were present at the show: “Italy: the new domestic landscape” and from 1973 they were part of Global Tools in which they proposed life experience and the direct experimentation of building techniques as a moment of collective self-learning.

Jim BURNS: Arthopods. 1971.
Architecture monograph.176p./pl. Softcover. 30x21 cm. Praeger, NYC, 1971. The "Arthropods", C. Price, Haus-Rucker-Co, God and C°, Missing Link Production, 9999 Group, Superstudio, Coop. Himmelblau, Hardy, Holzman & Pfeiffer, Eventsructures Research Group, A. Carlini, Experiments in Art and Technology (EAT), Ant Fram, PULSA, Archizoom, Experiments in Environment, J.M. Johansen, ONYX.

Italy: A new domestic landscape. Achievements and problems of Italian design. 1972.
430p./pl., some colored. Hardcover, including mobile parts between the front cover and the transparent dust jacket. 25x20 cm. Centro Di, Florence, 1972. Published on the occasion of the show at the M.o.M.A., NYC, under the direction of Emilio AMBASZ. The new Italian Design: G. Aulenti, E. Sottsass, J. Colombo, A. Rosselli, M. Zanuso & R. Saper, M. Bellini, G. Pesce, U. La Pietra, Archizoom, Superstudio, Gruppo Sturm, E. Mari, G. Mari, 9999 Group. 

9999 Group: Ricordi di Architettura. 1972.
Artist book.
272 + 1 p./pl. Bilingual English-Italian text, photos, drawings. "Los Angeles Megastruttura; Ipotesi di Spazio; Concorso Chiesa a Catolica Italia; Arredo Urbano Ponte Vecchio Firenze; Concorso Padiglione Italiano Osaka; Space Electronic; Teatro in Relazione con le Atre Figurative; Progetto "Appollo"; Concorso Aeroporto di Genova; S-Space Controllo Albrei Sonorizzati; S-Sapce Interno Jam Scession N.1; Concorso Salvataggio di Venezia; Concorso Graz Urban Intermedia; Concorso Nuova Universita a Firenze; Concorso "Italy, a new domestic landscape" (winning project, together with G. Mari); S-Space Mondial Festival N. 1". Bound in an original handmade copper cover with embossed title and author' names on the front cover. 36.6x24.7 cm. Capponi, Firenze, Italy, 1972.
"Five years of experimental research are brought together in a single edition as witness of continuous and careful comment on cultural happenings in the attempt to make our contribution to the very formation of the Society".

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