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Piero Fornasetti lived and worked in Milan from 1935 until his death in 1988. During this long career he established an enduring reputation as a designer with a style that was distinctly his own--a style based on illusion, architectural perspectives, and a host of personal leitmotifs, such as the sun, playing cards, fish, and flowers, from which he spun seemingly endless variations. Fornasetti applied his decorative vocabulary to an astonishing array of objects--hats, vests, pipes, ashtrays, chairs, plates, cabinets, pianos, ocean liners--and transformed them by the application of unexpected images. Today his work seems more contemporary and is more popular than ever. Designers and collectors celebrate his use of allusion, unsettling images, and striking juxtaposition to create unique, whimsical objects. Fornasetti's masterpieces continue to shock, delight, and inspire.

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"Glorious . . . almost as good as owning one of the things themselves."--

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By ignoring the winds of fashion, Fornasetti often presaged it and eventually outlasted it. . . . He invented a world that was simply too enchanting to be real.In an age of sleek, unadorned Modernism, Fornasetti ran counter to and took joyous delight in decorating anything and everything.

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“Glorious . . . almost as good as owning one of the things themselves.”—The World of Interiors

About the Author

Patrick Mauriès, the author of numerous books, including Christian Lacroix on Fashion and Cabinets of Curiosities, lives in France. He has written widely on the fashion world and art.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500280515
Foreword:
Wilk, Christopher
Other:
Wilk, Christopher
Foreword by:
Wilk, Christopher
Foreword:
Wilk, Christopher
Author:
Mauries, Patrick
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
History
Subject:
Design
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
Designers
Subject:
Design -- Italy -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Fornasetti, Piero - Themes, motives
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Design - Decorative
Subject:
Art - Artists
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
116 color and 484 black-and-white photog
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
11.75 x 8.63 x 1 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , "Glorious . . . almost as good as owning one of the things themselves."--
"Synopsis" by , By ignoring the winds of fashion, Fornasetti often presaged it and eventually outlasted it. . . . He invented a world that was simply too enchanting to be real.In an age of sleek, unadorned Modernism, Fornasetti ran counter to and took joyous delight in decorating anything and everything.
"Synopsis" by , “Glorious . . . almost as good as owning one of the things themselves.”—The World of Interiors
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