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Ettore Sottsass Collection


The life and work of one of the 20th century's most important designers, Ettore Sottsass


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Price: USD$109.90 USD$70.00

This collection includes:

Ettore Sottsass: The life and work of Ettore Sottsass is more relevant than ever, with exhibitions around the world and renewed collector interest in the Memphis movement. Now available in a new format, this book, packed with beautiful images taken from the extensive Sottsass archives and including drawings and sketches from the designer's countless sketchbooks, explores his entire career from the 1940s to the 2000s, covering everything from his architectural projects and product design to his jewellery, sculpture, and graphics.

Ettore Sottsass and the Poetry of Things: The incredible life story of one of the 20th century’s most important designers, who knew everyone from Hemingway to Picasso.

Features anecdotes of his encounters with the biggest creatives of the time, and details of his influences and inspirations, documenting the contemporary design scene both in Italy and abroad.



SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback/Paperback
Size: 320 x 230 mm (12 3/8 x 9 in)
Pages: 750 pp
Illustrations: 800 illustrations
ISBN: COLLECT100078C

Born in London, Deyan Sudjic studied architecture in Edinbugh, edited Domus magazine in Milan, was the director of the Venice Architecture Biennale and has been a curator in Glasgow, Istanbul and Copenhagen. He is now director of The Design Museum in London. His books for Phaidon include Living in the Endless City, and monographs on John Pawson, Jan Kaplicky and Shiro Kuramata. His most recent book, B is for Bauhaus was published by Penguin in 2014.

'I have been obsessed with the Italian architect and designer Sottsass and the Memphis Group he found all my life. I love everything about Sottsass's work – it's modern, optimistic, humorous, functional and intelligent. The designs in this book make me feel proud to be Italian. ' —Donatella Versace on Ettore Sottsass

"I love everything about Sottsass's work - it's modern, optimistic, humorous, functional, and intelligent. The designs in this book make me feel proud to be Italian." —Donatella Versace

'I have been obsessed with the Italian architect and designer Sottsass and the Memphis Group he found all my life. I love everything about Sottsass's work – it's modern, optimistic, humorous, functional and intelligent. The designs in this book make me feel proud to be Italian. ' —Donatella Versace on Ettore Sottsass

"I love everything about Sottsass's work - it's modern, optimistic, humorous, functional, and intelligent. The designs in this book make me feel proud to be Italian." —Donatella Versace


ABOUT PHAIDON

Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. We work with the world's most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City.
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