Gio Ponti Archi-Designer - Book
Catalogue of the exhibition "Tutto Ponti. Gio Ponti Archi-Designer"
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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.
This book covers his entire career from 1921 to 1978, highlighting the many aspects of his work, from architecture to industrial design. from furniture to lighting, from the creation of magazines to its foray into the fields of glass, ceramics and goldsmithery. More than 500 pieces trace this multidisciplinary journey through architecture, furniture, installations for private homes or public buildings (universities, cathedrals), displaying the creative world of this legendary figure of the Italian scene, whose generosity and enthusiasm have stimulated his contemporaries and still inspire new generations of designers and architects.
Hardcover, 312 pages, cm 24,5 x 32. Available in English and French.