Ponti - Book

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The whole production of Italian architect and designer Gio Ponti (1891-1979) is characterized by a strong eclecticism.

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The whole production of Italian architect and designer Gio Ponti (1891-1979) is characterized by a strong eclecticism. After his debut with ceramics and majolica at the First International Exhibition of Decorative Arts in Monza, he devoted himself to interior design and interior design, designing every kind of structure, from modest private residences, to impressive buildings, schools and offices. . He had a particular interest in living spaces, and was constantly looking for new solutions. The colorful, carefree and elegant elements of Ponti were designed to give optimism. Founder and editor of the domus magazine for almost the entire span of his life, he never stopped reinventing and modeling his style. This new retrospective offers an introduction to the creative process of the Milanese artist, exploring the different phases of his career through an exhaustive overview. "Pure architecture is a crystal.When purity is achieved, architecture is crystalline: magical, complete, exclusive, self-sufficient, immaculate, absolute, definitive, like a crystal.It could be a cube, a rectangular block, a pyramid, an obelisk, or a tower: all forms erected and finite.The architecture shuns the incomplete forms ... Architecture has a beginning and an end.The architecture stands upright. " (Gio Ponti).

ISBN: 9783836509886

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