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Charlotte Perriand : A life of creation

Author
Charlotte Perriand
Publisher
Monacelli
A very interesting autobiography.

Möbel die Geschichte machen

Author
Josef Kremerskothen
Publisher
Verlag Gruner+Jahr AG&Co Pag 32-33

"The Chinese Chair"

Publisher
"Mobilia, # 315-316 pag: 31-40

Hans J.Wegner

Author
Frederik Sieck
Publisher
"Mobilia, # 246 pag: 60-68

Wegner, en dansk møbelkunstner

Author
Johan Møller Nielsen
Publisher
Gylendal Verlag
in danish with english summery

Space Framed : Richard Gluckman Architect

Publisher
Monacelli Pr

Fornasetti : Designer of Dreams

Author
Patrick Mauries
Publisher
Thames & Hudson
During Piero Fornasetti's long career, he established an enduring reputation as a designer with a style that was all his own--a style based on illusionism, architectural perspectives,and a host of personal leitmotifs, such as the sun, playing cards, fishes, and flowers, from which he spun seemingly endless variations. Fornasetti applied his decorative vocabulary to an astonishing array of objects- hats, waistcoats, pipes, ashtrays, chairs, plates, cabinets, pianos, shops, racing cars, ocean liners: all were transformed by the application of unexpected images. The Post-Modernist reappraisal of design has left Fornasetti's oeuvre more contemporary and popular than ever. Designers and collectors today celebrate his use of allusion, unsettling images, and striking juxtapositions to create unique, whimsical objects. Fornasetti's masterpieces shock, delight, and inspire. This volume on the Italian designer was published to accompany an exhibition held from October 1991 through January 1992 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Memphis-Research, Experiences, Results, Failures, and Successes of New Design

Author
Barbara Radice
Publisher
Thames and Hudson
This is a "visual essay on the Memphis design group, founded in 1981... {It is punctuated with} statements by Radice, herself a member of the group, author of Elogio del Babale, Studio Forma-Alchymia, 1980; and editor of Memphis: The New International Style (1981)... Chapters are included on Memphis itself, plastic laminates and other material used, decoration, color, the Memphis idea, and Memphis and fashion. Interspersed among the photos are short quotes from such people as Nancy Mitford, Andy Warhol, Chao Nun, and even Robert Louis Stevenson.

The Interfaces of Material Design Experiments-Chairs and Behavior

Author
Anna Castelli Ferrieri
Publisher
Distributed Art Publishers

Antonio Citterio, Terry Dwan, Ten years of architecture and design

Author
Pippo Ciorra, Antonio Citterio, Italo Rota
Publisher
Birkhauser Verlag Germany
Experimental houses, furniture and product designs by a contemporary Italian firm.

Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer: The Man in the Brown Suit

Author
Russell Flinchum Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Stanley Mar
Publisher
Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.

The Hot House

Author
Andrea Branzi
Publisher
MIT Press
Chronicles Italian New Wave Design.

Anna Castelli Ferrieri

Author
Cristina Morozzi

Luigi Colani

Author
Philippe Pernodet, Bruce Mehly
Publisher
Editions Dis Voir
Since the 1950s, designer Luigi Colani has changed the face of our culture with his designs for automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, furniture, bathroom appliances, cameras and other electronic equipment, computers, and jewelry. Working in Europe, the United States and Japan, Colani has worked with relentless verve to create designs that reflect the genius of the natural world--as he has put it: ''I do no more than imitate the truths revealed to me by nature.'' Educated in both art and engineering, Colani's innovative designs are born from a deep understanding of ergonomics and aerodynamics--of how bodies interact with their environments and with other bodies--but they also resound with a playfulness and beauty often missing in high-tech design. This gorgeous new volume highlights the best of Colani's half-century career in design, including such trendsetters as the Colani Alfa, the Mazda MX-5, the Drop teapot, his headphones for the Sony Walkman, and the Canon T-90, among numerous others.

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