Valerio Dehò, Barbara Nesticò, Annie Pissard
Libri d'artista per bambini
A book designed and realized by an artist for children represents a special opportunity to approach art in a light and instinctive way.
In 2007 the ÓPLA Archive (Oasis for Art Books) was founded in Merano, in order to preserve and catalogue artists’ books for children, and to put them at disposal to whom may be interested in them, such as researchers, students or simple interested passers-by. To celebrate this important anniversary of the biggest italian collection in this domain, we are glad to present “Children’s Corner”: the catalogue of the exhibition of artists’ books for children designed by Munari, Warhol, Haring, Veronesi, Boetti and many others, organised at the ÓPLA Archive from April 2007. As well as many ﬁrst editions of rare books, there will be on display art works and installations by artists such as Michelangelo Pistoletto. In addition, we included in the catalogue texts by the most notable Italian and European researchers on this subject.