Gio Ponti. Scene and design, a unique way

The volume, which inaugurates the Art and Architecture necklace Obliquae Imagines, investigates the close relations that exist between stage design and architecture using as paradigm the work of Gio Ponti in these fields.

ISBN: 9788897221555

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  • Author Silvia Cattiodoro
  • Format 200 foto in b/ e a colori, molte delle quali inedite
  • Pages 184
  • Editor in edibus
  • Collection Obliquae Imagines

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In just over three decades - between 1937 and 1954 - as he consolidated his image as an architect, Gio Ponti designed seven theatrical performances for ballet, drama and opera demonstrating that draw a costume, take a picture, design a table or building belonged to the same aesthetic, defining the line of continuity artistic character of each architect.
This work, far from being a simple divertissement caught amateur, placed Bridges in the state architect classic or, as he called himself, of '' last of the Humanists. "
The in-depth investigation in the private archives of the heirs and research in historical documents published in particular in the Domus magazines and direct style and designed by Ponti himself have allowed to verify as chandeliers, sofas other objects as well as exhibition and domestic spaces now well known, they have in their stage test before being translated into everyday life and become design icons.

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