Known for his large-scale sculptures of trees and an interest in the link between man and the natural world, The Inner Life of Forms is the first major monograph to introduce the Italian artist’s large and complex body of work to an English-speaking audience.
The publication consists of twelve booklets and a softcover volume presented together in a box. Each booklet provides a short text that explores the core themes and interests embodied in the artist’s work; a central idea, expressed in the artist’s drawing on each cover, informs the works illustrated inside. The softback volume contains four essays and an artist interview that bridges the concepts considered in the booklets. Presenting this sizable publication in a series of separate components offers a physical expression of organization.