Ettore Sottsass : architect and designer / Ronald T. Labaco ; with contributions by Dennis P. Doordan [and 3 others].

Ettore Sottsass : architect and designer / Ronald T. Labaco ; with contributions by Dennis P. Doordan [and 3 others].

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Labaco, Ronald T.
London ; New York : Merrell Pubishers in association with Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2006.
160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
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Doordan, Dennis P.
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Published in conjunction with the exhibition held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, March 12-June 11, 2006.
Includes bibliographical references (page 154) and index.
"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."--Jacket, front flap.
Also issued online.
Glassware: p. 14, 45-46, 59, 71, 77, 105, 109-110, 112-113, 120, 127, 131, 133, 140-141, 148-149. Includes brief profiles of Artemide, CIRVA, Toso Vetri d'Arte, Venini, and Vistosi.
Ettore Sottsass, a modern Italian designer / Penny Sparke --
Humanist for the modern age / Ronald T. Labaco --
Catalysts of perception: material considerations / Dennis P. Doordan --
Imagining utopia: the figurative universe of Ettore Sottsass / James Steele --
Instruments of life: conversations with Ettore Sottsass / Emily Zaiden --
Maker biographies and company profiles / Emily Zaiden --
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