Gio Ponti. Le navi: il progetto degli interni navali 1948-1953.


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The plot of Gio Ponti. Ships: the design of naval interiors 1948-1953. Ed. Italian and English Gio Ponti, a central figure in the history of Italian design and architecture of the twentieth century designs - joining designer with Nino Zoncada the interiors of some ships that are the pride of the Italian Merchant Navy, arguing image reconstruction our country after World war II. These ships, with their modern, stylish interiors, contributing to the affirmation of the myth of the Italian line in the world. Transatlantic "Conte Grande", "Conte Biancamano", "Julius Caesar", "Andrea Doria" connect Italy with North and South America; motor vessels "Oceania" and "Africa", with homonyms continents, representing Italian creativity abroad, presenting renowned artists such as Massimo Campigli, Fausto Melotti, Salvatore Fiume and high craft artisans as Paolo De Poli, Piero Fornasetti and Paul Venini. The transience of naval projects Bridges - ships sail only for two decades soon superseded by the advent of the plane jet - it has stolen the attention to criticism; the volume is to give the public a little known page of the history of furniture, the Italian creativity and the work of Gio Ponti. With over 200 images, for the most part unpublished, shows the interior of the design events ships and rebuilt in a charming revival of Italy's page fifties.

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