Critical catalogue raissoné of artist's books by artist's from the Arte Povera movement 1966-1980. Compiled by with essay by Giorgio Maffei. Includes reproductions, collective exhibition histories (1966-2005), articles in newspapers and periodicals (1967-2002), essays (1966-2006), and magazine reproductions by artists Giovanni Anselmo, Alighiero Boetti, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Luciano Fabro, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Marisa Merz, Giulio Paolini, Pino Pascali, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Emilio Prini and Gilberto Zorio. "The task this book faces is to provide news, data, and stories through documents, if not certain, at least considered reliable, and to overcome the temptation to penetrate events and present them in the simplest way possible." -- from Giorgio Maffei's introduction. Text in English and Italian.