by Ronald T. Labaco, Ettore Sottsass Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ettore Sottsass books, "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."--BOOK JACKET.
by Gean Moreno, Ettore Sottsass And The Social Factory Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ettore Sottsass And The Social Factory books, A radical look at a radical designer, this book locates Sottsass's work within the larger landscape of postwar political thinking and economic change. Including newly commissioned essays by curators and scholars, this book explores how Sottsass's art and philosophy presaged the dawn of PCs, the service industry, and the gig economy. Ettore Sottsass was an architect, industrial designer, painter, writer, photographer, and founder of the Memphis group, whose designs are undergoing an impressive renaissance. But Sottsass was more than just an important designer. His approach to object design--marked by bold colors, tactility, and vitality--was a direct response to the world of mass production and the assembly-line economy. This revelatory collection of essays by leading thinkers in the fields of political theory, economics, the media, design history, and cultural theory contextualizes Sottsass's work in unprecedented arguments that draw a line from his work at Olivetti to the iconoclastic designs he produced at the dawn of the 21st century. Divided into five chronological sections--from the late 1950s to Sottsass's death in 2007-- these essays are illustrated with vibrant images of his work and archival photographs. Deeply researched, the book makes crucial connections between postwar Europe and America, and the way we work and live today. Published with the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami
by Deyan Sudjic, Ettore Sottsass And The Poetry Of Things Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ettore Sottsass And The Poetry Of Things books, The incredible life story of one of the 20th century's most important designers, who knew everyone from Hemingway to Picasso. Ettore Sottsass and the Poetry of Things chronicles the life and times of one of the most important, prolific, and, above all, interesting designers and architects of the 20th century. Sottsass (1917-2007), originally trained as an architect and worked as a design consultant for Olivetti, where he developed the iconic Valentine typewriter, before going on to found the Memphis Group in the 1980s, ushering in an era of influential designs in furniture, ceramics and lighting that continue to inspire design minds today with their flamboyance and use of color. Author Deyan Sudjic (Director of London's Design Museum) does not limit his narrative to an examination of Sottsass' iconic designs. Though a native son of Italy, Sottsass cast a shadow of influence on the entire world, traveling extensively over the course of his life and interacting with some of the 20th century's most iconic figures, including Picasso, Hemingway and Allen Ginsberg. Sudjic's writing, complemented by unpublished personal photographs from Sottsass' archive, offers a unique view of Sottsass from the perspective of the world that surrounded him, recounting anecdotes of encounters between the designer and his famous contemporaries. The result is a unique and comprehensive portrait not only Sottsass but of the last 100 years of design in Italy and around the world. Features anecdotes of his encounters with the biggest creatives of the time, and details of his influences and inspirations, documenting the contemporary design scene both in Italy and abroad.
by Barbara Radice, Ettore Sottsass Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ettore Sottsass books, "Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass is celebrated internationally for his contribution to architecture, industrial and furniture design, ceramics, jewelry, crafts, graphic design, and photography. He founded the Memphis group, and through its startling, eclectic and irreverent aesthetic he dominated furniture and interior style for over a decade. Almost every area of modern design displays his influence." "Featuring over 100 full-page illustrations - photographs, architectural drawings, sketches, collages - this monograph explores Sottsass's work in all his many fields of activity, including his world-famous office products for Olivetti, and his colorful Memphis furniture." "Barbara Radice, a long-time companion of Sottsass, gives a sensitive account of his life and work, drawing on her keen understanding of his talents, personality, preoccupations, likes and dislikes. She outlines his working methods, describes the inspiration he draws from popular culture, follows him on his constant travels, and explains the interactions necessary for his long-term responsibilities at Olivetti's design division. This is a splendidly complete summary of the career and achievement of Ettore Sottsass, one of the most stimulating, innovative, inspired and entertaining in modern times. Barbara Radice is the editor of Terrazzo and regular contributor to several Italian art and design magazines. She was co-author of Sottsass Associates (1989)."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
by Patrizia Ranzo, Ettore Sottsass Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ettore Sottsass books, Ettore Sottsass was an Italian architect and designer. His work included furniture, jewellery, glass, lighting and office machine design. His work was unique, much of it influenced by a desire to avoid corporate work, believing that to confine himself to
by Ettore Sottsass, Jr., Ettore Sottsass Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ettore Sottsass books, The brilliant architect and designer Ettore Sottsass "made glass" from 1947 until the end of his career. This volume documents the entire period of his glass oeuvre, from the series he designed in the 1970s for Vistosi to the Memphis collections of the 1980s, the symbolic forms of the 1990s, the stunning constructions for the Millennium House in Qatar, and the famous Kachinas. The wealth of images, the analysis of design and painting together with the coeval cultural and artistic context, and the summary of works including many unpublished pieces make this volume edited by Luca Massimo Barbero the first scientific study on Ettore Sottsass's works in glass and crystal
by Ettore Sottsass, Ettore Sottsass Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ettore Sottsass books, "Founder of the legendary Memphis design movement, the gifted Italian designer Ettore Sottsass is internationally renowned for his contribution to almost every area of modern design. Architecture, furniture, photography, graphic design, jewelry, and other crafts have all come under his influence, and his own work in each of these areas is unparalleled in its dynamism and technical mastery. Written by Sottsass himself, this book focuses on his inspired ceramics created between 1956 and the present day. More than 100 superb color plates bring to life a diverse and expansive collection of objects - many of them one-of-a-kind - that are decorative and functional, imaginative and innovative, colorful and visually exciting."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
by Philippe Thome, Ettore Sottsass Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ettore Sottsass books, " Take a glimpse inside the archive of the founder of the Memphis Group and designer of the Olivetti Valentine typewriter in Ettore Sottsass, a lavishly illustrated monograph chronicling the life and works of the unparalleled Italian designer and architect. A gorgeous object in itself, the unique design of the book allows it to either be read cover–to–cover as a narrative history, or by discipline, picking up the relative thread under each period, with multi–colored tabs to distinguish each sub–chapter. Packed with 800 beautiful images taken from the extensive Sottsass archives – many of which have never been published before – and including drawings and sketches from the designer’s countless sketchbooks, the book also includes four short essays from experts in their fields, including Deyan Sudjic, director of London’s Design Museum. "