DESIGN IN ITALY 1870 TO THE PRESENT (1988)

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DESIGN IN ITALY 1870 TO THE PRESENT. BY PENNY SPARKE. COPYRIGHT 1988. LARGE HARDCOVER BOOK WITH DUSTJACKET. MEASURES 9.75X12". 240 PGS. 248 COLOR AND B&W ILLUSTRATIONS.

LOADED WITH AMAZING PHOTOS OF THE BEST DESIGN FROM ITALY.

FEATURES:
FURNITURE, CERAMICS, GLASS, GRAPHICS, HOME APPLIANCES, AUTOMOBILES, SCOOTERS, AND MORE!

DESIGNS BY:
VICO MAGISTRETTI, ARTEMIDE, ETTORE SOTTSASS, OLIVETTI PIAGGIO, VESPA, FIAT, PIERO BOTTONI, GASTONE RINALDI, GIO PONTI, MARCELLO NIZZOLI, CARLO MOLLINO, OSVALDO BORSANI, MARCO ZANUSO, ARTELUCE, GINO SARFATTI, KARTELL, GINO COLUMBINI, FRANCO ALBINI, FULVIO BIANCONI, ETTORE SOTTSASS, ACHILLE AND PIER GIACOMO CASTIGLIONI, TOBIA AND AFRA SCARPA, CASSINA, JOE COLOMBO, BRIONVEGA, LOMAZZI D'URBINO, ZANOTTA, ALESSI, MICHAEL GRAVES, AND MANY OTHERS.

CONTENTS:
1870-1914 TOWARD A MODERN ITALY, 1915-1939 PROTO DESIGN TRADITION AND MODERNITY, 1940-1955 THE FORM OF THE USEFUL RECONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN, 1956-1965 THE GOOD LIFE DESIGNING THE ITALIAN MIRACLE, 1966-1975 CONSUMERISM AND COUNTER - CULTURE, 1976-1985 THE NEW DESIGN