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One of the last surviving members of the futurist generation, Bruno Munari has been the enfant terrible of Italian art and design for most of this century. Munari was born in 1907 in Milan and it was against the active background of futurism that his artistic experiments developed, but his mechanical fantasies, practical inventions, and didactic writings continue to be enjoyed by a public that has no memory of Balla, Prampolini, and Marinetti.
Munari's 40-odd books, ranging from futurist manifestoes to design manuals to children's books, have been widely read in many languages. But this book, itself designed by Munari, is the first comprehensive account of his total achievement. Here are the Unreadable Books (that told stories through the possibilities of typography, papermaking, and binding), Traveling Sculptures, Fossils of the Year 2000, Theoretical Reconstruction of Imaginary Objects, Original Xerographies, Negative Positives, and the famous Useless Machines of the 1930s (constructions for wagging the tails of lazy dogs, predicting dawn, making sobs sound musical) as well as numerous other works, some published for the first time.
The hundreds of illustrations, many in full color, recreate Munari's relentless inventiveness, his love of irony, chance and humor, his intensely experimental orientation and constantly fresh approach to new technologies and materials.
Aldo Tanchis lives in Milan where he is currently collaborating with the advertising agency Pirella Göttsche. He is the author of The Anomalous Art of Bruno Munari.
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"Bruno Munari is one of the most influential designers of the 20th century. Not because he has imposed a particular style or look, but because he has encouraged people to go beyond formal conventions and stereotypes by showing them how to widen their perceptual awareness."
- Kate Vingleton, International Herald Tribune
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Book Description Lund Humphries Publishers, UK, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. 144 Pages. Bruno Munari was born in Milan in 1907. To celebrate his eightieth birthday, an exhibition was held in the city of his birth, and this is the English translation of the companion volume which accompanied the exhibition. This volume includes a complete bibliography and a list of works and exhibitions. Born in 1955, Aldo Tanchis graduated in history of art in 1979, with a thesis on Bruno Munari. In 1981 he published L'arte anomala di Bruno Munari (The Anomalous Art of Bruno Munari). He lives in Milan, where he works as a copywriter. He also contributes to art magazines. Size: 29cm. 144 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Hardbacks; ISBN: 0853315159. ISBN/EAN: 9780853315155. Inventory No: X118-1054-H. This book is heavy and may require more postage than the rates shown. If extra postage is required we will contact you before processing your order and you will be given the details and option to decline the extra cost. 21 years of serving customers on ABE. A seller you can rely on. Seller Inventory # X118-1054-H
Book Description Lund Humphries, London, 1987. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition U.K.. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket., only slight indications of handling. no actual flaws. clean, no writing or markings. no bumps, tears, chips or clips. tight binding.; english text. same as mit press edition.; 143pp., illustrated throughout in color and b/w. monograph on the career of italian artist and designer, bruno munari. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 19164
Book Description Lund Humphries, London, 1987. Cloth with dustjacket. Condition: Very beautiful copy. First British edition. 143 pag. From futurism to post-industrial design. Contents : Preface by Andrea Branzi- From childhood to the 1930s- Graphics, theatre, painting, writing and other activities- Art as profession- Towards an art for everyone- Notes- Bibliography- Chronology of works- Exhibitions by Bruno Munari. Size: 29 x 24 cm. Seller Inventory # 031582
Book Description Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd, 1987. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0853315159_4