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Pierre Chareau
Modern Architecture and Design

A revealing look at the visionary French furniture designer and architect, highlighting his virtuoso designs and versatile creativity The designer and architect Pierre Chareau (1883-1950) was a pivotal figure in modernism. His extraordinary Art Deco furniture is avidly collected and his visionary glass house, the Maison de Verre, is celebrated, but the breadth of his design genius has been little explored. Chareau linked architecture, fine arts, and style; designed furniture for avant-garde films and chic homes; collected artists such as Picasso and Mondrian; and was a radical innovator in the use of materials. Essays by leading scholars embrace the full scope of his invention, offering detailed analyses of individual projects, the interdisciplinary nature of his work, his Jewish background, his place in the avant-garde of Paris between the wars, and his more recent reception. Extensive illustrations present a rich sampling of Chareau’s furniture, architecture, interiors, fabrics, and wallpapers, as well as his own important art collection.

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Hans Hollein


The great Hans Hollein Extra Edition of a+u (Architecture and Urbanism) published in Tokyo in 1985 and long out of print.

This publication makes for probably the most generous monograph ever published on Hans Hollein, Austrian architect and designer and key figure of postmodern architecture (30 March 1934 – 24 April 2014).

Lavishly illustrated with photography, sketches and plan drawings across 260 pages, this dense book profiles his realised architectural buildings (including the incredible Retti Candle Shop, Austrian Travel Agencies, Schullin Jewelry Shops, Perchtoldsdorf Town Hall, Munincipal Museum Abteiberg Monchengladbach, amongst many more); miscellaneous realised works (including his many furniture and object designs for Herman Miller, Memphis, Poltronova, Alessi, Wittmann) and interiors, exhibition and stage designs (for the Milan Triennale, Venice Biennale and many more); his unrealised projects (all visualised through plans and photography of Hollein’s architectural models), and accompanied by essays from Kenneth Frampton and Joseph Rykwert, an introduction, a biography and a list of works.

A must for anyone interested in the breadth of this great designer’s work through the 1960s-1980s.

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Gaetano Pesce
Architecture, Design, Art

1989 major monograph on the outstanding work of Italian architect and designer, Gaetano Pesce. Generously goes into great depth, covering the subject matter explored in Pesce’s experimental furniture, building and environment designs (along with film, theatre designs, eyewear, Vittel water bottles, lamps, etc.). His incredible furniture and lamp work in foams and resins has been exhibited all over the world since the 1960s and is work is held in major museum collections.

Gaetano Pesce was born in Italy in 1939 and studied architecture at the University of Venice. After graduating in 1965, he moved between London, Padova, Helsinki, and Paris, before settling in New York in 1980. From the beginning, Pesce’s practice has straddled the boundaries between art, design, urban planning, and architecture, always using his work as a vehicle to communicate his perspective on the world today.

With resin, foam, and plastics as his signature materials, Pesce has designed for companies such as Cassina, B&B Italia, and Vitra. His architectural work includes the Organic Building of Osaka, the Children’s House for Parc de la Villette, the Gallery Mourmons in Belgium, and the TBWA\Chiat\Day office in New York.

Pesce has served as a visiting lecturer and professor at many prestigious institutions in America and abroad, principally the Cooper Union in New York. He is currently a faculty member at the Institut d’Architecture et d’Etude Urbaines in Strasbourg.

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JAPAN INTERIOR DESIGN
No.248, November 1979

JAPAN INTERIOR DESIGN
No.248, November 1979

One of Japan’s finest magazines for interior design and home furnishings, edited by Moriyama Kazuhiko.
JAPAN INTERIOR DESIGN presents a monthly comprehensive view of traditional, contemporary, and contemplated environmental designs and pure art forms both Japanese and foreign, through pictures and critical reviews. English captions and summaries of major articles are provided.

Very rare, this issue includes a huge feature on the Architectural Projects of Italian designer GAETANO PESCE, including “Project for the Pahlavi National Library Competition, 1977”; “House Studio for a Trade-Unionist, 1978”; “Hommage to Italy of the Years 1970, 1978”; “Project for a Skyscraper in Manhattan, 1978” plus essays by Martin Dodman, Ryoji Suzuki, Gaetano Pesce.

Also includes “Glass Surface” by Shoei Yoh essay: Takenobu Igarashi; Shop Interior Designed by Kanji Ueki; Coffee Shop “AZALEA” design: Super Potato; Restaurant Terrace “JOY FULL” design: office HS, Hidenori Seguchi; Series – Product Design of the Month Kitchenware “COOK-PAL” design: Michio Hanyu, Monopro; Ikebukuro Shopping Park—Street with Optical Design Clock design: Jun Kusakari, Hideo Mori essay: Shinya Izumi; New Wallpaper from Fujie Textile design: Hiroshi Awatsuji, Hideo Mori; Series-Reconsideration of Modern Japanese Design — 6 essay: Hiroaki Arima, Takahiko Kaneko, and much more.

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