The Serving Library 2019/20
Bruno Munari Obvious Code
The 2019/20 issue of The Serving Library Annual is entirely devoted to the Italian designer, artist, inventor and polymath Bruno Munari, featuring the first English translation of Obvious Code, the 1971 collection of Munari’s writings, sketches and poems about his own work, published by arrangement with Corraini Edizioni, who issued the book’s anastatic edition in 2017.
In the margins, dozens of artists, designers, writers and curators have been invited to annotate Munari’s texts, as a testament to the depth of the influence exerted on international art by an often under-acknowledged pioneer, whose visual experiments were so iconic as to become a self-evident part of visual culture, an anonymous invention: an obvious code.
Published by: Roma Publications
Binding: stitched binding