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ettore sottsass a critical biography

ettore sottsass a critical biography

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Internationally acclaimed for his contributions to architecture, industrial and furniture design, ceramics, jewelry, crafts, graphic design, and photography, Italian designer Ettore Sottsass founded the Memphis group, which dominated furniture and interior style for over a decade with its startling, eclectic, and irreverent aesthetic. His influence can be seen in almost every area of modern design. This monograph features over 100 full-page color illustrations of his work in all fields, including his world-famous office products for Olivetti and colorful Memphis furniture. Barbara Radice, a long-time associate of Sottsass, provides a sensitive account of his life and work, describing his working methods, inspirations, and travels. She also explains his long-term responsibilities at Olivetti's design division. This comprehensive summary of Sottsass's career and achievements celebrates his talent, personality, and innovative spirit, making him not only the most important and gifted designer of modern times but also the most stimulating, inspired, and entertaining. 


264 pages.


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