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Ettore Sottsass And The Poetry Of Things

Author : Deyan Sudjic
ISBN : 0714869538
Genre : Architecture
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The incredible life story of one of the 20th century's most important designers, who knew everyone from Hemingway to Picasso. Ettore Sottsass and the Poetry of Things chronicles the life and times of one of the most important, prolific, and, above all, interesting designers and architects of the 20th century. Sottsass (1917-2007), originally trained as an architect and worked as a design consultant for Olivetti, where he developed the iconic Valentine typewriter, before going on to found the Memphis Group in the 1980s, ushering in an era of influential designs in furniture, ceramics and lighting that continue to inspire design minds today with their flamboyance and use of color. Author Deyan Sudjic (Director of London's Design Museum) does not limit his narrative to an examination of Sottsass' iconic designs. Though a native son of Italy, Sottsass cast a shadow of influence on the entire world, traveling extensively over the course of his life and interacting with some of the 20th century's most iconic figures, including Picasso, Hemingway and Allen Ginsberg. Sudjic's writing, complemented by unpublished personal photographs from Sottsass' archive, offers a unique view of Sottsass from the perspective of the world that surrounded him, recounting anecdotes of encounters between the designer and his famous contemporaries. The result is a unique and comprehensive portrait not only Sottsass but of the last 100 years of design in Italy and around the world. Features anecdotes of his encounters with the biggest creatives of the time, and details of his influences and inspirations, documenting the contemporary design scene both in Italy and abroad.
Category: Architecture

The Work Of Ettore Sottsass And Associates

Author : Branzi Muschamp
ISBN : UOM:39015048938032
Genre : Architecture
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Provides examples of Italian designer Ettore Sottsass's projects in architecture, interior, industrial and graphic design from 1980 to the present.
Category: Architecture

Ettore Sottsass Jun

Author : Hans Höger
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009561163
Genre : Art
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Category: Art

The Language Of Things

Author : Deyan Sudjic
ISBN : 9780141900100
Genre : Art
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We live in a world drowning in objects. But what do they tell us about ourselves?In The Language of Things, Deyan Sudjic charts our relationship - both innocent and knowing - with all things designed. From the opulent excesses of the catwalk, or the technical brilliance of a laptop computer, to the subtle refinement of a desk lamp, he shows how we can be manipulated and seduced by our possessions. Sudjic delivers an exhilarating insider’s history of design as he introduces us to the world's most original innovators and reveals the hidden meanings in their work. How did the design of a pistol influence a car? Why did a chair make a cafe the most fashionable place in Paris? What can we learn from a banknote, a police uniform or a typeface? And why can't any of us decide what size to wear our trousers? In an age when the word ‘designer’ has become synonymous with the cynical and manipulative, Sudjic examines the qualities behind successful design and explores the conflicting tensions between high art and mass production. Brilliant and courageous, The Language of Things defines the visual vocabulary of our time and gives us a powerful new way of seeing the world.
Category: Art

Ettore Sottsass

Author : Ronald T. Labaco
ISBN : UOM:39015063367463
Genre : Architecture
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"Ettore Sottsass: Architect and Designer - the first significant study of the work of Sottsass for over a decade - emphasizes the continuing diversity and innovation of his professional life while illuminating his personal design philosophy, his belief in the intimate relationship between design and the individual, and his fundamental humanity and joie de vivre. Drawing in particular on the work of the two decades since Sottsass left the Memphis collective, this book reassesses his relationship to Modernism and Postmodernism, analyzes the increasing importance to Sottsass of his own architectural practice, and considers both his acceptance and his rejection of the traditional use of materials. In a series of interviews specially undertaken for this book, Sottsass reflects on the cross-currents of ideas and influences that have guided his long career."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Architecture

Designs Of Our Time

Author : Mark Cortes Favis
ISBN : 1872005381
Genre : Design
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This book brings together all the nominations and winners for the Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year Award over the last decade. It is a unique worldwide survey of contemporary design, reflecting a period of enormous social and technological change that began with the launch of the iPhone in 2007. In politics we have gone from Shepard Fairey's 'Hope' poster for Barack Obama, to the Pussyhat protest against Donald Trump. Selected by 205 expert nominators, a total of 840 innovative and thought-provoking designs from across the world are featured, ranging from the scale of Zaha Hadid's architecture to Harvard's human organs-on-chips project. The designs that have defined this moment in history include Herzog & de Meuron's Beijing Olympic stadium, the Plumen light bulb, Google's self-driving car and many more. This book is divided per the categories for the Designs of the Year award: architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, product and transport. Introduced by acclaimed writer, editor and director of the Design Museum, Deyan Sudjic, the book features all of the Designs of the Year winners over the past decade.
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The Last Benedetta Poems

Author : Gerard Malanga
ISBN : UOM:39015012301027
Genre : California
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Ettore Sottsass

Author : Barbara Radice
ISBN : UOM:39015029854190
Genre : Architecture
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"Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass is celebrated internationally for his contribution to architecture, industrial and furniture design, ceramics, jewelry, crafts, graphic design, and photography. 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." "Featuring over 100 full-page illustrations - photographs, architectural drawings, sketches, collages - this monograph explores Sottsass's work in all his many fields of activity, including his world-famous office products for Olivetti, and his colorful Memphis furniture." "Barbara Radice, a long-time companion of Sottsass, gives a sensitive account of his life and work, drawing on her keen understanding of his talents, personality, preoccupations, likes and dislikes. She outlines his working methods, describes the inspiration he draws from popular culture, follows him on his constant travels, and explains the interactions necessary for his long-term responsibilities at Olivetti's design division. This is a splendidly complete summary of the career and achievement of Ettore Sottsass, one of the most stimulating, innovative, inspired and entertaining in modern times. Barbara Radice is the editor of Terrazzo and regular contributor to several Italian art and design magazines. She was co-author of Sottsass Associates (1989)."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Architecture

Imagine Moscow

Author : Ezster Steierhoffer
ISBN : 1872005349
Genre : Architecture
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Idealistic visions of the Soviet capital that were never realised. Published at the centenary of the Russian Revolution, Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution portrays Moscow as it was envisioned by a bold generation of architects in the 1920s and early 1930s. Through evocative imagery and a wealth of rarely seen material, this book provides a window into an idealistic fantasy of the Soviet capital that was never realised and has since been largely forgotten. Focusing on six unbuilt architectural landmarks, Imagine Moscow explores how these projects reflected changes in everyday life and society following the revolution, during one of the most fascinating periods of the twentieth century. Large-scale architectural plans, models and drawings are placed alongside propaganda posters, textiles and porcelain, contextualising the transformation of a city reborn as the new capital of the USSR and the international centre of socialism.
Category: Architecture

Terrazzo

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ISBN : UVA:X001750481
Genre : Architectural design
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Category: Architectural design

Blueprint

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ISBN : UVA:X002584404
Genre : Architecture
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Category: Architecture

Sottsass

Author : Ettore Sottsass
ISBN : PSU:000032502305
Genre : Architect-designed glassware
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Category: Architect-designed glassware

Clip Stamp Fold

Author : Beatriz Colomina
ISBN : 9788496954526
Genre : Architecture
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A tour of 70 small, experimental architectural magazines published during the 1960s and 1970s offers insight into their format and influence, in a volume that is complemented by reproductions of pamphlets and building instruction manuals from the same period.
Category: Architecture

Art Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015007162988
Genre : Art
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Category: Art

Domus

Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105133540604
Genre : Architecture, Domestic
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Category: Architecture, Domestic

Book Review Index 1997 Cumulation

Author : Beverly Baer
ISBN : 078761209X
Genre : Reference
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Provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic, and professional interests. More than 60 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers.
Category: Reference

Product Design 3

Author : Joe Dolce
ISBN : UOM:39015020391382
Genre : Art
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Showcases the finest product designs of the 1980's, looking at furniture, lighting, medical equipment, and other items
Category: Art

Product Design

Author : Joe Dolce
ISBN : STANFORD:36105003716433
Genre : Industrial design
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Category: Industrial design

80s Style

Author : Albrecht Bangert
ISBN : UCSD:31822005219597
Genre : Design
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Category: Design