Kenzo Tange

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The Plastics Architect
Arthur Quarmby (Ed.)


Scarce title, “The Plastics Architect” by Arthur Quarmby was published in 1974 by Pall Mall Press, London.
This richly illustrated and heavily researched volume is broken up into chapters: Materials History; Materials, Fabrication Technology, Historical Applications; Spatial Enclosures; Component Construction; Sculptural Applications; Prospective Work. Throughout the examples of international developments in the use of plastics in architecture, included is the work of Archigram, Aldo Rossi, Donatella Mazzoleni, Reyner Banham, Paolo Soleri, Masayuki Kurokawa, Frei Otto, Jean Prouvé, Haus-Rucker-Co, Gernot Nalbach, Christo, Alberto Longoni, R. Buckminster Fuller, Wolfgang Döring, Jean Manéval, Pascal Häusermann, Claude Häusermann, Yutaka Murata, Renzo Piano, Kenzo Tange, Rudolf Doernach, Jean-Louis Chanéac, John Zerning, David Greene, and many many others. Arthur Quarmby’s own incredible architectural projects are here in abundance as well.

“This book includes a history of the discovery of different types of plastics, and a valuable chapter on materials technology which investigates the molecular structure of different plastics materials and indicates the extent of their applicability. As a basic understanding of the structure and properties of plastic materials is necessary to the designer, so a knowledge of the principal manufacturing processes is essential if designs are to be produced which are capable of being put into production […] This stimulating work will be essential for anyone interested in plastics, architecture and the future environment.”

* Condition: Very Good (Clean tight copy in original dust jacket protected under plastic – catalogue sticker to cover) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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Design Furniture from Italy


Rare exhibition book published on the occasion of the exhibition, “Mobili Italiani” held in Tokyo at the Sogestu Kaikan, a building designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange, in February 8-16 1984.

This important survey exhibition on Italian furniture from the 1930’s to the 1980’s featured the work of furniture designers and companies such as Enzo Mari, Archizoom, Michele De Lucchi, Alessi, Casanova, Castelli, Flos, Aldo Rossi, Kartell, Olivetti-Synthesis, Vico Magistretti, Ettore Sottsass, Mario Bellini, O Luce, Zanotta, B&B Italia, Arflex, Arteluce, Driade, Arfa Scarpa, Tobia Scarpa, Vistosi, Artemide, Anna Castelli Ferrieri, Paolo Pivi, Molteni, Achille Castiglioni, Piero Castiglioni, Sottsass Associati, Danese, Venini, Carlo Scarpa, and so many others, displaying work across furniture, lighting, glassware and flatware. All design objects from the exhibition are documented here in this handsomely designed catalogue; beautifully photographed and accompanied by production information.

The book also documents, again through fantastic colour photographic spreads and also sketches and technical drawings, the exhibition’s “Environments” displays. Entire interior settings are here designed and fitted out by Sottsass Associati (Ettore Sottsass and Marco Zanini), Achille Castiglioni, Mario Bellini, Vico Magistretti, Cini Boeri, and Giotto Stoppino.

Features an introduction by Kenzo Tange and texts by Vittoria Gregotti and Giovanni Klaus Koenig, all published here in English and Japanese.

* Condition: Very Good (a clean, tight copy with only very minor shelf wear and small tanning to cover edge) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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