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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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Provokationen. (Ettore Sottsass 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 Ettore Sottsass Jr. (both front and back cover laminates).

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, 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 T. 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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SD (Space Design) no. 203, 1981
Special Feature: SITE

SD (Space Design): A monthly journal on Art and Architecture.
“SD” (Space Design) was founded in Japan in 1965; a comprehensive monthly magazine on architecture, urban problems and fine arts which was unique in the world and quickly became a leading, highly-esteemed journal of international modern design.

SD no. 203, August 1981

SPECIAL FEATURE: SITE
Architecture as Environmental Architecture; “De-Architecture – Architecture as Art” by James Wines; “The Meaning and Context of SITE” by Kazumasa Yamashita; Works = BEST Products’ Showrooms Prototype Floor Plan, Indeterminate Facade (Houston). Parking Lot Showroom, Notch Showroom (Sacramento), Tilt Showroom (Towson), Terrarium Showroom, Hialeah Showroom (Miami), Cutler Ridge Showroom (Miami), Scale Reference Showroom, Forest Building (Henrico); Other Projects: Molino Stucky Project, Ghost Parking Lot (Hamden), Madison Avenue Project (New York), General Store, Perpetual Savings and Loan Association Bank. Highrise of Homes; Buildings for Best Products (The Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York), Stanley Tigerman, A.M. Stern, Charles Moore, Anthony Lumsden, Allan Greenberg, Michael Graves; BEST Products Corporate Headquarters, by H. H. P. A. (Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Another Form of Wooden Space by Yoshiyuki Suyama; Wood Constructing Dwellings of Eastern Europe – Principles of wood construction; Global Research on Residential Architecture—Conclusion to the series; SERIAL PHOTO ESSAY— PARIS: Ceci n’est pas Paris by Kazutoshi Morita and Keiichi Tahara; NICE SPACE – Piazza del Duomo, Pisa by Kouji Kusabuka and Masanobu Yuzawa; SERIAL PRESENTATION: (Vision in Motion) Third Chapter, by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, , translated by Kimimasa Abe; BOOK REVIEW; EMINENT WORKS ABROAD – “The Geometry of the House” compiled from foreign architectural magazines by Shin’ichi Okada; DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURAL NOTES For Eternity and Liberty ”Shoel Yoh” by Gruppo Specchio and much more.

SD is one of the finest journals dedicated to new design (architecture, furniture, interior, environmental, industrial…), becoming a collector’s item and much sought-after archival resource.

* Condition: Very Good (Clean tight copy with general light shelf wear and age) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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DECORATIVE ART AND MODERN INTERIORS 1979
Volume 68 - "Themes in Nature"


Volume 68 (1979) of Decorative Art and Modern Interiors, one of the finest book series from the great Studio Vista (UK).
Each handsomely designed volume showcases a selection of the finest examples of new architecture, interior design, environmental design, textiles, furniture and product design.  Each volume including profiles on highlighted architectural projects that are documented through beautiful colour and b&w photography, desciptive texts, and axonometric, plan and section drawings, plus “Trends in Furnishings and in the Decorative Arts”, which gives fine examples of new design in furniture, lighting, glassware, textiles, etc.

Volume 68 (1979) “Theme in Nature” includes: The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran, Iran; The Azuma Residence in Osaka, Japan; A House in the Pinewoods of Tuscany, Italy; Twin Dunehouses at Atlantic Beach Florida, USA; The Vacation Ilouse of the Architect in Blokhus, Jutland;  The ‘K’ Villa on Lake Yamanaka, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan; The Hot Dog House in Harvard, Illinois, USA;  The International Museum of Horology at Chaux-de—Fonds, Switzerland; The Ingot ~ A Coffee Bar in Kitakyushu, Japan; A Solar House near Albuquerque, New Mexico; Hopkins House in Hampstead, London, England; The Home of the Architect near los Angeles, California, USA; An Apartment in Milan, Italy; A House on Lake Washington, near Seattle, USA; The Vasarely Foundation near Aix—en-Provence, France; The Takahara Residence in Tokyo, Japan; Casa Vittoria – A Holiday Home in Pantelleria, Italy; Temppeliaukio Church in Helsinki, Finland; Elements of Architecture: The Window, by Patrick Reyntiens;  Trends in Furnishing and Decorative Art; Manufacturers and Designers; plus an introduction by Editor Maria Schofield translated from English to additional Spanish, German, French and Japanese. All texts throughout are in English.

Includes the work of Shoei Yoh, Stanley Tigerman, Gae Aulenti, Tadao Ando, Antoni Gaudi, Rudolf Steiner, Shigeru Uchida, Claus Bonderup, William Morgan, Pierre Zollyamd Georges J. Haefeli, Giacarlo Bicocchi, Luigi Bicocchi, Roberto Monsani, Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen, Studio P E R, Masayuki Kurokawa, Jean Sonnier and Dominique Rosseray, Wendell H Lovett, Daniele Boatti, Helmuth Schulitz, Michael Hopkins, Antoine Predock,  and many more.

An invaluable series of books on architecture, interior and product design from the 1960s-1980s.

* Condition: Good (protected in original dust-jacket, general ageing/wear)  – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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