First Japanese edition (printed in 1990) of this great design book published originally in Europe in 1987/88. Different cover variation for the Japanese edition.
An international selection of over 400 objects (over 500 illustrations) such as tableware, furniture, jewellery, glassware and light fixtures designed by more than 50 leading architects. The book provides a cross-section of original ideas to be found in the best of modern design and aims to show the powerful influence that architects continue to have on industrial and furniture design. Furniture and lighting by Norman Foster, tableware by Sottsass, Robert Stern and Venturi, jewellery by Arata Isogaki and Stern, furniture by Ambasz, Mario Botta, Michael Graves and Richard Meier are some of the artefacts included in this study. The architects, Juli Capella and Quim Larreo are editors of the magazine “De Diseno” and are on the board of the architectural magazine “El Croquis” published in Madrid.
Includes an introduction by Alessandro Mendini, “This Book is This Painting”.
Features the work of: Emilio Ambasz, Ron Arad, Gae Aulenti, Mario Bellini, Cini Boeri, Pep Bonet, Mario Botta, Andrea Branzi, Santiago Calatrava, Anna Castelli, Achille Castiglioni, Cristian Cirici, Antonio Citterio, Lluis Clotet, Paolo Deganello, Michele de Lucchi, Jonathan de Pas, Donato d’Urbino, Paolo Lomazzi, Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Michael Graves, Vittorio Gregotti, Pierluigi Cerri, Hans Hollein, Arata Isozaki, Charles Jencks, Ugo la Pietra, Vico Magistretti, Angelo Mangiarotti, Richard Meier, Alessandro Mendini, Pedro MMiralles, Rafael Moneo, Nemo, Oscar Niemeyer, Peolo Portoghesi, Also Rossi, Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Alvaro Siza Vieira, Ettore Sottsass Jr., Robert A.M. Stern, Giotto Stoppino, Kazuide Takahama, Matteo Thun, Elias Torres Tur, José Antonio, Martinez Lapeña, Oscar Tusquets, Robert Venturi, Daniel Weil, Stefan Wewerka, Marco Zanuso.
* Condition: Very Good (tight, clean copy in original dust jacket) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.
- Designed by Architects in the 1980s
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