Gaetano Pesce

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Provokationen. (Superstudio & Paola Navone covers)
Design Aus Italien

Beautiful over-sized book published on the occasion of a special exhibition in Lower Saxony and Bremen in 1982 entitled “Provokationen. Design Aus Italien : Ein Mythos Geht Neue Wege”.

Published more broadly as a softcover book in 1982, here is one of the very limited edition hardcover versions, produced in collaboration between the designers Andrea Branzi, Paola Navone, Mario Radice, Ettore Sottsass Jr. and Superstudio with Firma Abet Laminati in Turin, especially for the exhibition. Each of the limited hardcover copies is sandwiched between two pieces of actual laminate panels designed by the designers and produced by Abet Laminati.

This particular copy features the work of Superstudio (front cover laminate) and Paola Navone (back cover laminate).

A very collectable copy of an incredible, scarce, heavy Italian design book!

Handsomely designed and profusely illustrated throughout with large black and white examples of the work of  Enzo Mari, Sergio Asti, Gae Aulenti, Andrea Branzi, Superstudio, Achille and Piergiacomo Castiglioni, Marco Zanuso, Roberto Arioli, Ettore Sottsass Jr., Emma Schweinberger Gismondi, Angelo Mangiarotti, Mario Bellini, Gio Ponti, Martine Bendin, Daniela Puppa, Antonia Astori de Ponti, Franco Mirenzi, Joe Colombo, Ennio Lucini, Elio Martinelli, Sottsass Associates, Alessandro Mendini, Franco Raggi, Studio Alchimia, Gaetano Pesce, Franco Mello, Guido Drocco, Studio 65, UFO, Jonathan De Pas, Donato D’Urbino, Paolo Lomazzi, Aldo Rossi, Vico Magistretti, Achille Castiglioni, Sergio De Michiel, Paolo Nava, Mario Dell’Orto, Antonio Citterio, Anrea Bellosi, Richard Sapper, Bruno Munari, Anna Castelli Ferrieri, Giulietto Cacciari, Man Ray, Gigi Sabadin, Antonia Astori de Ponte, Mario Ceroli, Lucchino Oltrona Visconti, Michele De Lucchi, Michael Graves, Paolo Portoghesi, Stanley Tigerman, Oscar Tusquets, Robert Venturi, Kuzumasa Yamashita, and more.

And also the work of Gerrit Rietveld, Giuseppe Terragni, Alvar Aalto, Eileen Gray, Sonja Delaunay, Marcel Breuer, Karl Josef Jucker, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Josef Hoffman in their original, influential forms, and their re-inventions by Alessandro Mendini and co.

* Condition: Very Good (bright, tight very good copy throughout – light wear only and bumping/yellowing to old laminate glue on spine) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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79. Auktion
Italian Design Pieces from the Period 1951-1973


Fantastic and very informative, fully-illustrated auction catalogue from Galerie Wolkfgang Ketterer, 1984, for a major auction of “Italian Design Pieces from the Period 1951-1973”. Design editions, one-off prototypes, lamps, furniture by Archizoom, Gae Aulenti, Sergio Asti, Osvaldo Borsani, Giorgio Ceretti, Studio 65, Joe Colombo, Guido Drocco, Piero Gilardi, Paolo Lomazzi, Raymond Hains, Ugo La Pietra, Enzo Mari, Mario Mare, Luigi Massoni, Sergio Mazza, Ettore Sottsass, Franco Mello, Gaetano Pesce, Gio Ponti, Giuseppe Raimondi, G. Reggiani, Rudy Righi, Superstudio, Vinicio Vianello, Marco Zanuso, and many more for Arflex, Gufram, Artemide, Fontana Arte, Artluce, B.B.B., C&B, Flos, Habitat, Galleria Il Sestante, Kartell, Poltronova, Tecno, Totem, and many more. Well-known and long lost, very obscure works in this valuable catalogue, all items photographed (in black and white and colour), with production details and a blurb on each piece in both English and German.

* Condition: Very Good-Fine (Tight, clean copy) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

 

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Styles of Living
The Best of Casa Vogue


First edition, published by Rizzoli in 1985, of this classic interior design book, “Styles of Living: The Best of Casa Vogue”

Making appearances in these rooms: Gae Aulenti, Man Ray, Enzo Mari, Carlo Scarpa, Pablo Picasso, Josef Hoffman, Cinzia Ruggeri, Max Ernst, Wols, Matteo Thun, Ettore Sottsass, Le Corbusier, Salvador Dali, René Magritte, Lucio Fontana, Eileen Grey, Daniel Buren, Gaetano Pesce, Charles Eames, Verner Panton, Massimo Vignelli, Andy Warhol, Frank Lloyd Wright, Antoni Tàpies, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Alver Aalto…..

“Ever since the end of the Second World War, Italian style, design and decoration have maintained an unprecedented predominance in the Western World. It was in the early 1950s that a great surge of decorative talent welled up in Italy, and this resulted in the ‘Italian look’ in clothes and in homes – a new standard of chic inventiveness.

The Italian view of interior design has been most enterprisingly expressed in the magazine Casa Vogue, which was founded in 1968 and has consistently been one of the most admired publications of Condé Nast International.

This book, garnered from the many issues of Casa Vogue, has been written and produced under the guidance of  Isa Vercellonim who has been its editor ever since its inception. The choice of picture-stories is intended to reflect the unusual and distinctive diversity of the magazine – ranging from traditional decoration to the more advance examples of minimal design, most the most significant  of contemporary buildings to the spectacular reconstructions and reconversions of old palazzi and coachhouses, from the ‘post modern’ to the ‘anti-modern’ and any other ‘moderns’ that may have been advocated recently. Italian trends naturally provide the main focus, but Casa Vogue also includes developments in the United States, France, Switzerland – indeed, wherever unusual and meaningful designs are being created.”

* Condition: Good-Very Good (light wear/tanning to original dust-jacket and binding, otherwise clean and tight throughout, protected in mylar wrap) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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Gaetano Pesce
Architecture, Design, Art

1989 major monograph on the outstanding work of Italian architect and designer, Gaetano Pesce. Generously goes into great depth, covering the subject matter explored in Pesce’s experimental furniture, building and environment designs (along with film, theatre designs, eyewear, Vittel water bottles, lamps, etc.). His incredible furniture and lamp work in foams and resins has been exhibited all over the world since the 1960s and is work is held in major museum collections.

Gaetano Pesce was born in Italy in 1939 and studied architecture at the University of Venice. After graduating in 1965, he moved between London, Padova, Helsinki, and Paris, before settling in New York in 1980. From the beginning, Pesce’s practice has straddled the boundaries between art, design, urban planning, and architecture, always using his work as a vehicle to communicate his perspective on the world today.

With resin, foam, and plastics as his signature materials, Pesce has designed for companies such as Cassina, B&B Italia, and Vitra. His architectural work includes the Organic Building of Osaka, the Children’s House for Parc de la Villette, the Gallery Mourmons in Belgium, and the TBWA\Chiat\Day office in New York.

Pesce has served as a visiting lecturer and professor at many prestigious institutions in America and abroad, principally the Cooper Union in New York. He is currently a faculty member at the Institut d’Architecture et d’Etude Urbaines in Strasbourg.

* Condition: Good (general wear and some creasing to covers, binding tight) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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