Yamagiwa Art Foundation, Japan

Ettore Sottsass
Advanced Studies 1986/1990

Scarce, beautifully designed hardcover book from 1990, published by the Yamagiwa Art Foundation in Japan to accompany the exhibition “Ettore Sottsass: Lighting Is Architecture”.

More than a simple catalogue of the exhibition, this book highlights a selection of Italian designer Ettore Sottsass’ recent works from around this time (1986-1990), including furniture, glassware and lighting, much of which we’ve never seen documented before. All the objects are gloriously photographed in full-colour by Santi Caleca, alongside reproductions of Sottsass’ product sketches and thoughtfully commissioned writings by Hyogo Konagaya, Riichi Miyake, Shiro Kuramata, Arata Isozaki, Martin Filler, and three texts by Sottsass himself.

This is a copy of the first printing and is in near new condition!

Italian designer Ettore Sottsass is celebrated intemationally for his contribution to architecture, industrial and furniture design, ceramics, jewellery, crafts, graphic design, and photography. In 1981 he founded the Memphis group, and through its startling, eclectic and irreverent aesthetic he dominated furniture and interior style for over a decade. Almost every area of modern design displays his influence.

* Condition: Very Good (tight, clean pages with dust-jacket in excellent condition – dust-jacket preserved under plastic wrap) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

Ettore Sottsass - Advanced Studies 1986/1990
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