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The Italian Design: Descendants of Leonardo Da Vinci
by Mario Bellini , Andrea Branzi and Bruno Munari

One of the most incredible books on Italian design of the last century, this epic, long-out-of-print volume, published in Japan in 1988, is as visually encompassing in it’s design and visual content as it is invaluable as a resource of essays and profiles on the many artists and designers working in Italy from (roughly) the 1930’s to the late 1980’s.

With texts by none other than Mario Bellini, Andrea Branzi, and Bruno Munari, this heavy volume, co-ordinated by Fumio Shimizu and Studio Matteo Thun, is broken into “The First Generation” (Carlo Alessi, Bruno Munari, Gio Ponti, Carlo Scarpa, and many others); “The Second Generation” (Mario Bellini, Aldo Rossi, Alessandro Mendini, Enzo Mari, Ettore Sottsass, and many others); “The Third Generation” (Andrea Branzi, George J. Sowden, Ugo La Pietra, Paolo Deganello, and many others); “The Fourth Generation” (Alchimia, Aldo Cibic, Michele De Lucchi, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Matteo Thun, Alessio Sarri, and many others) – all with illustrated examples of their furniture, architecture, fashion, product design, interiors, etc. and profiles on each and every featured artist and designer. The names above are only the tip of the iceberg of the many amazing practices highlighted in this book, many of which are not easily found in any other publications on the subject.

Highly recommended and very scarce.

All texts are in both English and Japanese.

“Engaging Italian industry and culture in a single-minded and spontaneous project of national image building, Italy’s designers have produced a complete variety of forms–fashion, graphic arts and product and set design–with a unique international resonance. This volume explores Italian design of the last half-century, featuring the classic lines of the Vespa, Bruno Munari’s deconstruction of the common fork, the nostalgic appeal of Italo Marchioni’s ice cream cone and the sleek Minimalism of Alberto Meda’s 1987 “Light Light Chair,” among many other masterpieces. Paola Antonelli’s lively introduction provides an overview of Italy’s design culture; an essay by Giampiero Bosoni illuminates the design objects that are superbly reproduced in the volume’s plate section.”

* Condition: Very Good/Fine (tight, clean pages and binding, with original dust jacket, As New)  – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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The International Design Yearbook 1985/86
Robert A.M. Stern (Ed.)



Edited by Robert A.M. Stern, one of the world’s leading exponents of the Post-Modern movement, “The International Design Yearbook 1985/86” was “the first volume of an important annual review of domestic design in an international context. It shows the best, the most characteristic and the most exciting recent designs in furniture, lighting, ceramics, textiles, glass and metalware. It illustrates the work not only of such leading figures as Rossi, Hollein, Venturi, Sottsass and Castiglioni, but of hundreds of other contemporary designers around the world, whose work is notable for its topicality and promise, or for its aesthetic or functional excellence.”

As well as contemporary design of the mid 1980’s, the annual “deals with the reproduction of classic designs by such masters as Eileen Gray, Hoffman, Mackintosh, Rietveld and Le Corbusier.” The annual also functioned as a guidebook to the featured designers and the respective companies, manufacturers and retailers of their designs. Biographies for all those designers featured are included, plus texts throughout.

This large book is richly illustrated with wonderful examples of the featured designers in their many forms via 520 illustrations, 382 in colour. Many works rarely (some possibly never) seen documented in any other book.

Includes the work of: Verner Panton, Nathalie du Pasquier, Charlotte Perriand, Paolo Piva, Andrée Putman, Dieter Rams, Gerrit Rietveld, Aldo Rossi, Stanley Tigerman, Brian Faucheux, Jay Stanger, Yrjo Kukkapuro, Hans Gunnarsson, Studio Alchimia, Gabrielle Regondi, John Smith, Alberto Salvati and Ambrogio Tresoldi, Paolo Deganello, Alessio Sarri, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Matteo Thun, Pierre Jeanneret, Memphis, Giuseppe Terragni, Robert George Sowden, SITE, Afra Scarpa, Tobia Scarpa, Robert Venturi, Ugo La Pietra, Le Corbusier, Ettore Sottsass, Adolf Loos, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Richard Meier, Alessando Mendini, Fujiwo Ishimoto, Hans Hollein, Josef Hoffmann, William Morris, Frank D. Gehry, Robert A.M. Stern, Eileen Gray, Michael Graves, Michele De Lucchi, Joe Colombo, Achille Castiglioni, Mario Bellini, Gae Aulenti, Hans Ansems, Ron Arad, Emilio Ambasz, Alver Aalto, Daniel Weil, Marco Zanini, to name but a few!

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The Italian Design: Descendants of Leonardo Da Vinci
by Mario Bellini , Andrea Branzi and Bruno Munari


One of the most incredible books on Italian design of the last century, this epic, long-out-of-print volume, published in Japan in 1988, is as visually encompassing in it’s design and visual content as it is invaluable as a resource of essays and profiles on the many artists and designers working in Italy from (roughly) the 1930’s to the late 1980’s.

With texts by none other than Mario Bellini, Andrea Branzi, and Bruno Munari, this heavy volume, co-ordinated by Fumio Shimizu and Studio Matteo Thun, is broken into “The First Generation” (Carlo Alessi, Bruno Munari, Gio Ponti, Carlo Scarpa, and many others); “The Second Generation” (Mario Bellini, Aldo Rossi, Alessandro Mendini, Enzo Mari, Ettore Sottsass, and many others); “The Third Generation” (Andrea Branzi, George J. Sowden, Ugo La Pietra, Paolo Deganello, and many others); “The Fourth Generation” (Alchimia, Aldo Cibic, Michele De Lucchi, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Matteo Thun, Alessio Sarri, and many others) – all with illustrated examples of their furniture, architecture, fashion, product design, interiors, etc. and profiles on each and every featured artist and designer. The names above are only the tip of the iceberg of the many amazing practices highlighted in this book, many of which are not easily found in any other publications on the subject.

Highly recommended.

All texts are in both English and Japanese.

“Engaging Italian industry and culture in a single-minded and spontaneous project of national image building, Italy’s designers have produced a complete variety of forms–fashion, graphic arts and product and set design–with a unique international resonance. This volume explores Italian design of the last half-century, featuring the classic lines of the Vespa, Bruno Munari’s deconstruction of the common fork, the nostalgic appeal of Italo Marchioni’s ice cream cone and the sleek Minimalism of Alberto Meda’s 1987 “Light Light Chair,” among many other masterpieces. Paola Antonelli’s lively introduction provides an overview of Italy’s design culture; an essay by Giampiero Bosoni illuminates the design objects that are superbly reproduced in the volume’s plate section.”

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