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Italian Design

Italian Design

By (author) Paola Antonelli
By (author) Giampiero Bosoni


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  • The story of Italian design, told through works selected from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York
Full Description
Beyond any romantic declaration of the Italians' secret to success is the exceptional effectiveness of Italian modern design. Engaging Italian industry and culture in a single-minded and spontaneous project of national image building, Italy's designers have produced a complete variety of forms, fashion, graphic arts, and product and set design with a unique international resonance. This book highlights Italian design of the last century. Paola Antonelli's lively introduction provides an overview of Italy's design culture; an essay by Giampiero Bosoni showcases the masterpieces of modern Italian design reproduced in the volume's catalogue section.They are accompanied by an illustrated chronology of important events that have influenced Italian design as well as a comprehensive bibliography.
About the Author
Giampiero Bosoni is an architect, curator, and associate professor of interior architecture in the Faculty of Design at the Polytechnic University of Milan. He is the author of several surveys and monographs, including II Modo Italiano: Italian Design and Avant-garde in the 20th Century and Max Huber. Paola Antonelli is Senior Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
5 Continents Editions
1st Jan 2019
217 mm x 211 mm
160 Pages
135 color, b&w
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