This volume opens the doors to the inner worlds of this country to reflect on the private and public realms. Italian interior design is showing the similarities as well as the differences between the Italian regions in terms of the interior styles.
Author : Laura Andreini
ISBN : 382385495X
Genre : Architecture
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Italian Interior presents thirty-four remarkable interiors, each created within the past decade, by some of Italy's most admired designers. Illustrated with brilliant photographs, sketches, plans and informed by a highly informative text, this guide to the best in Italian design offers a window into a culture that places a high value on beauty, simplicity, and utility.
Italienische Innenarchitektur zeichnet sich seit Jahrzehnten durch eine besondere Innovationskraft und Risikobereitschaft aus, nicht nur auf der ästhetischen Ebene, sondern auch bei der Verwendung von neuen Materialien und deren Kombination. Bereitwilliger als anderswo werden hier Einflüsse von Kunst und Design aufgegriffen; die Entwerfenden lassen die Grenzen zwischen diesen Disziplinen mal provokativ, mal subtil verschwimmen. Nicht zuletzt deshalb sind ihre Kreationen für die Ausgestaltung von Restaurants und Geschäften, Privatwohnungen und Hotels, Büros und Museen weltweit gefragt und erweisen sich oftmals als Trendsetter. Das Buch zeigt eine Auswahl neuester Entwürfe, die von 2000 bis 2009 in Italien und anderen Ländern, darunter den USA, Frankreich, Großbritannien, Israel und Dubai, realisiert wurden. Unter den vertretenen Architekten und Gestaltern sind Altmeister wie Renzo Piano, Michele De Lucci und Giorgio Armani, aber auch Vertreter der jungen Generation. Zu den besonderen Merkmalen des Bandes gehört eine umfangreiche Dokumentation durch technische Zeichnungen und Detailfotos.
Goods made or designed in Italy enjoy a profile which far outstrips the country's modest manufacturing output. Italy's glorious design heritage and reputation for style and innovation has 'added value' to products made in Italy. Since 1945, Italian design has commanded an increasing amount of attention from design journalists, critics and consumers. But is Italian design a victim of its own celebrity? Made in Italy brings together leading design historians to explore this question, discussing both the history and significance of design from Italy and its international influence. Addressing a wide range of Italian design fields, including car design, graphic design, industrial and interior design and ceramics, well-known designers such as Alberto Rosselli and Ettore Sottsass, Jr. and iconic brands such as Olivetti, Vespa and Alessi, the book explores the historical, cultural and social influences that shaped Italian design, and how these iconic designs have contributed to the modern canon of Italian-inspired goods.
Author : Sherrill Whiton
ISBN : 9781447498230
Genre : History
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Offering a thorough grounding in the principles of interior design, this book describes the qualities and skills needed to become an interior designer, examines the varied career opportunities available and gives a balanced inside view of the business today. Its broad, up-to-date approach unites history, theory and practice. Subjects covered include: how to develop a brief with a client; presentations and sample boards; choosing materials and designs; project planning and management. The book aims to inform and inspire as well as to equip new designers with a valuable route-guide to the profession. Principally written for interior design students, it will also serve as a reliable manual for aspiring amateurs.
Napoleon's arrival in Italy in the late 18th century had far-reaching effects-- trends evolved not only in the social and political realms, but also in the country's style and taste. From tapestries to furniture, a new look emerged in interiors, a style connected with Italy's past and Napoleon's ideals. Enrico Colle, one of Italy's leading experts on Italian furniture and period interiors provides the first systematic catalog of this rich time and place in decorating history. Italian Empire Furniture is the definitive analysis of its subject. A thorough overview of the style, followed by detailed entries on major pieces of furniture, and full-page color illustrations make this long-awaited reference book a priceless addition to the libraries of scholars and collectors alike. This volume, the first of a series devoted to styles of furniture, illustrates the singular and highly original direction that the Empire style took in Italy during the period of French rule and of the Restoration, up to around 1840, when it was gradually overshadowed by a revival of historical styles. The introduction provides a thorough overview of the evolution of the Empire style in Italy and is accompanied by a treasure trove of archival material including prints and drawings from design manuals of the period. The role of the major art institutions of the time, as well as the influence of key individuals, from architects and interior decorators, to cabinetmakers and their patrons, adds to this landmark study of the complex artistic and cultural influences behind the formation and evolution of the Empire style. Each chapter in this definitive study is devoted to the interiors of the royal palaces of key duchies and kingdoms. In particular, emphasis is given to the taste of the court, and to examining the interest shown by the various sovereigns of the Italian states in encouraging the development of the Empire style within the framework of prevailing individual tastes. Included in this volume are detailed inventories and catalogue entries complete with a thoroughly researched provenance for each item of furniture. With over 200 color photographs, approximately 235 drawings, and an informed critical text, Empire Style in Italy is a significant work that casts new light on the subject and serves as an invaluable resource for scholars and furniture collectors alike.