Scarce first edition book, published by Umberto Allemandi in Milan with Stefano Casciani and Alessandro Mendini, bringing together the works on paper (paintings, drawings, designs) of radical Italian design group Alchimia.
With a foreward Alberto Alessi, this handsome book features rarely seen designs from Alessandro Mendini, Bruno Gregori, Arturo Reboldi, Carla Ceccariglia and others from the Alchimia group, made between 1982-1987. Patterns and designs for textiles, furnishings, incredible room plans, motor car and motor cycle designs, garments, architecture and much more.
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- Desegni Alchimia 1982-1987
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Design Now: Industry or Art?
by Volker Fischer, Volker Albus, Jochen Gros, Matteo Thun
Published by Prestel Munich, in 1989, this wonderful, richly illustrated and stylishly designed book covers the entire range of design in the late 1980’s and it’s predecessors. With sections dedicated to themes and subjects such as Exemplars; High Tech; Trans High Tech; Alchimia/Memphis; Post-Modernism; Minimalism; Archetypes; plus dense profile chapters on Dieter Rams, Stefan Wewerka and Holger Scheel; and essay sections from Matteo Thun (“Neo-Baroque Yardsticks”; “Micro-Architecture”; “Banal Design”), Volker Albus (“Rolex and Manhattan: Skyscraper Symbolism in Advertising”) and Jochen Gros (“Small but Sophisticated: Microelectronics and Design”). Featuring fantastic photo-documentation and archival imagery of some of the finest and most radical design-objects of the period, including work by Frank Gehry, Hans Hollien, Michael Graves, Robert Venturi, Norbert Berghof, Aldo Rossi, Zeus, Shiro Kuramata, Philippe Starck, Dakota Jackson, Stanley Tigerman, Marcus Brotsch, Jorg Hieronymous, Michael Matuschka, Stefan Ambrozus, Michele De Lucchi, Ettore Sottsass, Ron Arad, Gaetano Pesce, George J. Sowden, Peter Shire, Martine Bedin, Carla Ceccariglia, Alessandro Mendini, Bruno Gregori, Ingo Maurer, Till Lesser, Gerard Kuijpers, Mario Botta, Jean-Marc da Costa, Piero Vendruscolo, Heide Warlamis, Robert A.M. Stern, Robert and Trix Hausmann, Stanley Tigerman, Margaret McCurry, Steven Holl, Danilo Silvestrin, Dieter Rams, Stefan Wewerka, Daniel Weil, Holger Scheel, Matteo Thun, SITE, and so many more, this generous publication is a must for any enthusiast of design from this period.
Edited by Volker Fischer, deputy director of the German Architecture Museum, Frankfurt.
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