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Design in Italy: 1945-2000

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Design in Italy, edited by Silvana Annicchiarico, is a richly illustrated chronology of 100 objects, from the post war period up to the present, which have marked and transformed the Italian way of life and modern culture. Ranging from the early mass-produced objects of the 1940s and 50s, through the rigorous modernism of the 60s and 70s, up to the formal experimentation of the 80s and 90s, we glimpse the Vespa and the Lambretta motor scooters, the Valentine typewriter and the Grillo telephone, the Blow chair and the Tizio lamp. Each object is presented with a technical description, one or more color photos and a historical/critical outline illustrating its formal, functional, technological and social importance. The result is a vast and fascinating panoramic view of one of the most important cultural and economic sectors of contemporary Italian society. A history of objects and languages, but also of designers and manufactures, aesthetics and technologies, in a marriage of absolute excellence and indisputable originality.

Book News Annotation:

An exhibition of representative objects from the Triennale di Milan collection of Italian design has been traveling to major cities. In a museum catalog in English, Italian, and Chinese, the collection curator provides historical context and essayists describe collection items organized by several periods from World War II through the 20th century. Among the examples featured are the Vespa motor scooter, Spaghetti chair, Coban coffee maker, Laser racing bicycle, and E-light computer lamp. Clothing is evidently not in this collection. Descriptions include object name, category, designer, manufacturer, dates of design and production, material, and serial number. The catalog also includes a history of decorative art as viewed through posters, 1923-1996. First distributed in the U.S. in 2010 by International Publishers Marketing. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9788849201833
Author:
Annicchiarico, Silvana.
Publisher:
Gangemi Editore
Editor:
Annicchiarico, Silvana
Author:
Fondazione La Triennale Di Milano
Location:
Roma
Subject:
Design
Subject:
Design, industrial
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Copyright:
Series Volume:
LS-389F
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
214
Dimensions:
11.70x9.40x.80 in. 3.10 lbs.

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