This catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition Italian Abstraction 1910 - 1960, held at the Estorick Collection in 2006.
The explosion of non-figurative art in Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century was undoubtedly an artistic and cultural phenomenon without precedence. In Italy, the rise of abstract avant-garde movements brought about a renewal of the arts and radically changed attitudes towards reality. The exhibition was the first in Britain to analyse the evolution of this tendency from Futurism to the various associations of the post-war period, such as Il Fronte Nuovo delle Arti, Forma 1, and the Movimento Arte Concreta.
The catalogue includes a selection of the work shown in the exhibition, and an essay from the curator Renato Miracco on abstraction in Italian painting.