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Synopsis: During his short but highly productive career, Joe Colombo (1930-1971) became one of the most inventive stars of Italian design. His work was consistently brilliant and always formally "right," displaying the ingenuity and technical finish that has made his name synonymous with the "sixties style" that became known worldwide.
This book documents in sketches, drawings, photographs, models, and prototypes all of Colombo's 51 production projects and contains a complete catalog of his works. Vittorio Fagone places Colombo in the European design context and Ignazio Valentini offers an intriguing portrait of this complex man.
Beginning his career as an architect and painter, Joe Colombo moved quickly into interiors and then into designing functional objects. His special talent was in producing spacesaving, compact designs at affordable prices for kitchens, wardrobes, and studios. Virtually all of the objects he created were designed for mass production and consumption.
Here are the series of "Colombo classics" produced during the 1960s the molded plastic Elda chair for Kartell, curved Perspex lamps for O-Luce, and placeware setting for Alitalia; the plastic storage trolley and minikitchen on castors which were among the first successful mobile units with many possible functions; and the later experiments with flexible living spaces and flexible seating that were designed to accommodate the complexities of the modern habitat.
Vittorio Fagone is an art historian and critic of contemporary art. He is on the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Milan and a Visiting Professor in the Art Department at New York University. Ignazia Favata Valentini is a professor of engineering at the University of Milan. She was Joe Colombo's assistant from 1968 until his death and now manages and owns the Joe Colombo studio and is curator of the Joe Colombo archive.
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Italian
Title: Joe Colombo and Italian Design of the ...
Publisher: The MIT Press
Book Condition: GOOD
Book Description Miassachussetts Institue of Technology, CAMBRIDGE, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. Original cloth and dustwrapper, 126pp, with 245 illustrations of which 45 are in colour, previous owners name in ink on front pastedown Size: 4to. Book. Bookseller Inventory # X014278
Book Description The MIT Press, 1988. Book Condition: Fine. Hardcover, 4to, illustrated, 126 pages. A fine unmarked, unsoiled copy in a like dust jacket. Small break in heel of dust jacket spine, o/w fine. Bookseller Inventory # 043249
Book Description The MIT Press, 1988. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP71635267
Book Description The MIT Press, 1988. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0262061171-2-4
Book Description The MIT Press 1988-11-10, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 1. 0262061171. Bookseller Inventory # 651838
Book Description The MIT Press, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0262061171
Book Description The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1988. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Hardcover in dustwrapper. 126 pages, 9.25 X 11.25 inches. Fine book in a fine dustwrapper, clean and unmarked throughout. Bookseller Inventory # 006208
Book Description MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Hardcover in dust jacket. First American edition. Book and jacket are in Fine condition, crisp and clean. Small bookstore sticker on rear free endpage. Commentary and catalogue by Ignazia Favata. Introduction by Vittorio Fagone. All plates in black and white. 4to. 126 pp. including a Chronology of Works. In protective Mylar. Heavy for international shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 71679
Book Description Book Condition: Collectible; Very Good. [FIRST EDITION] Cambridge, MA: MIT Press 1988. Hardcover in dust jacket. 126 pages with 300 illustrations, 50 in color. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. A well-written and illustrated monograph on the work of this important designer. Sticker residue on rear jacket, else very good overall condition. No marking, NOT EX-LIBRARY. (DC). Bookseller Inventory # T9-CE51-7VS6
Book Description The MIT Press, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020262061171