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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.

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The Anti-Museum : An Anthology
Mathieu Copeland, Balthazar Lovay (Eds.)

The museum is constantly a target for criticism, whether it comes from artists, thinkers, curators, or even the public. From the avant-gardes of the twentieth century up until our contemporary era, the museum’s suspect position has generated countless gestures, iconoclastic actions, scathing attacks, utopias, and alternative exhibition spaces. For the first time, this anthology is devoted to the anti-museum, through anti-art, the anti-artist, anti-exhibition, as well as anti-architecture, anti-philosophy, anti-religion, anti-cinema and anti-music. This notion – unpatented but regularly reappropriated – traces the erratic, fractured, and sometimes paradoxical counter-history of the contestation of artistic institutions. From the first anti-exhibition to the first catalog retracing the history of “Closed Exhibitions,” from Dada to Noise music, from “Everything is Art” to NO!art, the Japanese avant-gardes to Lettrist cinema, and not forgetting such major protest figures as Gustav Metzger, Henry Flynt, Graciela Carnevale, and Lydia Lunch, The Anti-Museum sketches a polyphonic panorama where negation is accompanied by a powerful breath of life.

Edited by Mathieu Copeland and Balthazar Lovay.
Introduction by: Mathieu Copeland.
Texts by: Zach Blas, Johannes Cladders, Beatriz Colomina, Henry Flynt, Kenneth Goldsmith, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Robert Morris, Bob Nickas, Sören Schmeling, Reiko Tomii, Jon Hendricks, Jean Toche, Andrea Branzi, Ettore Sottsass, Allan Wallach, Guerilla Art Action Group, Robert Morris, Gareth James and many more
Features interviews/conversations with John Armleder, Robert Barry, Ben, Genesis P-Orridge, Andrea Branzi, Piero Gilardi, Mierle Laderman Ukeles and many more

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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, Antonio Tapiés, 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.”

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The Hot House
Italian New Wave Design

Edited by Andrea Branzi, The Hot House was one of the finest books published to trace the history of Italy’s radical design studios from 1960 to the dawn of Memphis.  Through academic texts and profuse visual documentation of the work of Alessandro Mendini, Gaetano Pesce, Superstudio, Ettore Sottsass, Natalie Du Pasquier, UFO Group, Enzo Mari, Alchymia, Michele De Lucchi, 9999, Archizoom Associati, Mattheo Thun, Memphis, and many others.

* Condition: Good (general light shelf/reading wear, light warping to edges of some early pages, otherwise clean good copy throughout tightly bound) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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