Gio Ponti

Archi-designer

  • Edited by Sophie Bouilhet-Dumas, Dominique Forest, Salvatore Licitra
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 24,5 x 32 cm
  • Pages 312
  • Illustrations 350
  • Language English
  • Year 2018
  • ISBN 9788836641253
  • Price € 55,00  € 52,25
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Abstract

A prolific creator, Gio Ponti (1891-79) not only played a key part in Italian architecture, but also opened up the way for a new art de vivre. This book covers the whole of his long career, from the 1920s to the late 1970s, both in Italy and abroad. It looks at the various fields in which he exercised his talent; private, public and religious commissions, furniture, lighting, ceramics, glass, silverware and textiles, as well as the central role he had in transmitting new ideas through the reviews Domus and Lo Stile. This work, an important reference book on Gio Ponti, pays tribute to the creative universe of this legendary figure on the modern art scene.

Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, October 2018 - May 2019

Contents

Foreword
Olivier Gabet

Essays

Gio Ponti: A Guide for Contemporary Use
Salvatore Licitra

In Praise of Architecture (and of Gio Ponti, too)
Fulvio Irace

Gio Ponti, or the Romantic art of Industry
Ugo La Pietra

Bridges between Milan and Paris
Sophie Bouilhet-Dumas

Catalogue

1920-30
1930-40
1940-50
1950-60
1960-70
1970-78

Appendix

Timeline
Selected Bibliography
Archive Funds
Acknowledgements
Authors
Index
Photographic Credits