The body is a recurring theme in History of Art and a favourite subject in contemporary creativity – from design to architecture, fashion and decor.
Written by Beppe Finessi and published by Corraini Edizioni, Ultrabody offers a new and intriguing take on the topic of the body through a trans-disciplinary series of works embracing design, fashion, architecture and art. Investigating the relationship between body and space and the infinite ways of relating among people and the things and environment that surrounds them, the book explores 208 different types of “body”, from the most obvious to the more enigmatic and experimental, in a potential dictionary of authors, works and key words for our new Millennium.
The book, that accompanies the exhibition on show at Castello Sforzesco, Milan, includes details about each of the 208 works with special graphics by Leonardo Sonnoli. For the occasion the graphic artist has created a new typeface to suit the mood of the works.
Beppe Finessi, (1966), architect, is involved in education, criticism and research. He is involved through exhibitions and publications in promoting the work of the great masters of Italian design and new exponents on the international scene. Since 2010 he has been director of “Inventario. Everything is a Project”.