Ettore Sottsass : New Edition

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Philippe Thomé’s enormous, this second edition encyclopedic homage to the great designer, simply called Ettore Sottsass, is a stunning piece of work that belongs on the bookshelf of anyone even remotely interested in industrial design, architecture, furniture design, or the creative process. Bizarrely described by the publisher, Phaidon, as a “glimpse into the archive”, this tome is anything but a glimpse. It is a full-on walk through of every moment of a long, incredibly prolific and creative life. Almost every one of its 450+ pages is filled with sketches, photographs of products and buildings, and photos of – and by – Sottsass himself.

The life and work of Ettore Sottsass is more relevant than ever, with exhibitions around the world and renewed collector interest in the Memphis movement. Now available in a new format, this book, packed with beautiful images taken from the extensive Sottsass archives and including drawings and sketches from the designer’s countless sketchbooks, explores his entire career from the 1940s to the 2000s, covering everything from his architectural projects and product design to his jewellery, sculpture, and graphics.

Cette seconde édition de la monographie complète publiée par Phaidon couvre le travail de l’emblématique architecte et designer italien Ettore Sottsass. Sottsass est surtout connu pour avoir fondé le groupe Memphis à Milan en 1981, un groupe italien de design et d’architecture qui a conçu des objets, des meubles et des tissus postmodernes colorés et flamboyants. Au cours de sa vie, il a poursuivi des disciplines allant du design graphique et de la photographie à l’architecture. Dans ce livre, chaque chapitre est dédié à une période de sa carrière, avec des illustrations, des photographies et des croquis des archives Sottsass

  • 492 pages
  • Language: Langage: EnglishAnglais
  • Phaidon, 2017
  • 32 x 23 cm
  • Condition: Good conditionBon état