First edition. Hardcover. 160 pages. Published in conjuction with a show that ran March 12 through June 11, 2006 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. A look at this important Italian architect and designer with text by Ronald T. Labaco, Penny Sparke, Dennis P. Doordan, James Steele, and Emily Zaiden. Includes some black and white and numerous color images. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Ettore Sottsass: Architect and Designer - the first significant study of the work of Sottsass for over a decade - emphasizes the continuing diversity and innovation of his professional life while illuminating his personal design philosophy, his belief in the intimate relationship between design and the individual, and his fundamental humanity and joie de vivre. Drawing in particular on the work of the two decades since Sottsass left the Memphis collective, this book reassesses his relationship to Modernism and Postmodernism, analyzes the increasing importance to Sottsass of his own architectural practice, and considers both his acceptance and his rejection of the traditional use of materials. In a series of interviews specially undertaken for this book, Sottsass reflects on the cross-currents of ideas and influences that have guided his long career.
About the Author: Ronald T. Labaco is Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Title: Ettore Sottsass: Architect and Designer
Publisher: Merrell in association with Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Publication Date: 2006
Book Description MERRELL PUBLISHERS, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. General. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978185894320606. Seller Inventory # 01978185894320606
Book Description Merrell Publishers Ltd, 2006. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 160 pages. Some edgewear to dust jacket and light surface wear. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 008849
Book Description Merrell Publishers Ltd., London and New York, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Hardcover with title in black and grey on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions.160pp. 155 colour illustrations. This book was published to accompany the exhibition entitled "Ettorre Sottsass, Designer" held at the Los Angeles County Museum of art from March 12 to June 11, 2006. Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) is today best known as the founder in the early 1980s of Memphis, the Milan based design collaborative that became a key part of Postmodernism. This book draws in particular on the two decades since Sottsass left the Memphis collective, and reassesses his relationship to Modernism and Postmodernism. Seller Inventory # 005999
Book Description Los Angeles County Museum of Art & Merrell, London, 2006 9exhibition catalogue), 2006. 29.0 x 24.0cms, 160pp, b/w & colour illusts, very good hardback & dustwrapper The essays are: Ettore Sottsass, a modern Italian designer; humanist for the modern age; material considerations; imagining utopia, the figurative universe of Ettore Sottsass; conversations with Ettore Sottsdass; maker biographies & company profiles; chronology. Seller Inventory # 150565
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