In 1949 Munari designed for the first time a series of “libri illeggibili” (illegible books).
They are art objects which abandon textual communication on behalf of pure aesthetic function.
So just enjoy the color, the melody, the visual and the material in this little book.
The theme of illegible books was explored by Munari all life long. Some of them were exhibited at MOMA and this version was designed in 1948 for publication.
10 x 10 cm
Bruno Munari (October 24, 1907 in Milan – September 30, 1998 in Milan) was an Italian artist, designer, and inventor who contributed fundamentals to many fields of visual arts (painting, sculpture, film, industrial design, graphic design) in modernism, futurism, and concrete art, and in non visual arts (literature, poetry) with his research on games, didactic method, movement, tactile learning, kinesthetic learning, and creativity.
Bruno Munari joined the ‘Second’ Italian Futurist movement in Italy led by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in the late 1920s. During this period, Munari contributed collages to Italian magazines, some of them highly propagandist, and created sculptural works which would unfold in the coming decades including his useless machines, and his abstract-geometrical works. After World War II Munari disassociated himself with Italian Futurism because of its proto-Fascist connotations.