Artiva is a multi-disciplinary design studio, based in Genoa, Italy. It was founded in 2003 by Daniele De Batté and Davide Sossi, who take on various projects in graphic design, branding and visual communication.
Presented book Beyond Enviroment is a second edition of an overview of the interchange between architecture, Land Art, and Performance Art that emerged through Italian architect Gianni Pettena’s idealized collaboration with American artists Allan Kaprow and Robert Smithson in the 1970s.
The first one was published by ACTAR, a New York based publishing house, with an office in Barcelona, Spain. In this second reprint, the design team of Atriva cleared all the elements, they considered superfluous. The cover has become more transparent, with the focus on the letters B.E., which become the only protagonists. The contents are organized following a strict grid system, aiming for simple elegance and minimal use of the means of expression.