Fornasetti

Designer of Dreams

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Author: Patrick Mauriès,Piero Fornasetti

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 285

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“Glorious . . . almost as good as owning one of the things themselves.”—The World of Interiors

Piero Fornasetti

a conversation between Philippe Starck and Barnaba Fornasetti

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Author: Brigitte Fitoussi,Philippe Starck,Barnaba Fornasetti

Publisher: Assouline Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 78

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Piero Fornasetti is often described as a visionary. A Milan artist, Fornasetti was at the same time a painter, sculptor, designer, craftsman, and an engraver of art books. In his lifetime, he created more than 11,000 items, most of which are one-of-a kind. It is actually said that his production of objects and furniture is one of the largest in the 20th century. Perpetuating the workshop tradition today is his son Barnaba, who has revived his most popular pieces and created new ones. In an illustrated Memoire devoted to Piero Fornasetti's work, the book critically discusses his contribution to 20th century art and design.

Piero Fornasetti

One Hundred Years of Practical Madness

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Author: Ginevra Quadrio Curzio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788875704179

Category: Art

Page: 198

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Piero Fornasetti

Practical Madness

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Author: Patrick Mauriès

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500239377

Category: Design

Page: 291

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Piero Fornasetti was a master of the decorative imagination. His motifs conjure up the illusionism of Arcimboldo, the grand architectural fantasies of Piranesi and Palladio, and something of the wit of Pirandello or even Picasso. Fornasetti_s decorations transform furniture, created in collaboration with Gio Ponti, into art objects touched by trompe l_oeil humour. His designs endure in an astonishing variety of forms: chairs, desks, screens, pianos, plates, masks and other objects all present the artist_s timeless vocabulary. Fornasetti_s endless invention is celebrated here in a book published to coincide with a major retrospective exhibition in Paris. His visual puns and decorative devices are set out in the context of his paintings, little considered until now. Bibliophilia occupies centre stage, with graphic schemes, designs for imaginary libraries and bookcases set in ironic interiors. The book gathers a plentiful array of his famous Themes and Variations, a series of plate designs drawing on over 500 variations on the face of a famous operatic beauty. A full chronology of Fornasetti_s life and work accompanies the text.

Basics Product Design 03: Visual Conversations

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Author: David Bramston

Publisher: AVA Publishing

ISBN: 2940411093

Category: Design

Page: 184

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This work puts design theory into a real-world context with examples and case studies from some of the world's leading designers. The book comprises a comprehensive introduction to the language of product design.

Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide

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Author: Judith Miller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784725242

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 432

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Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide 2019-2020 is the up-to-date guide to the collectables market no dealer, collector or auctioneer should be without. Featuring more than 4,000 objects in full colour, each with a detailed description and current price range, the book also offers what those in the know look for - how to spot that rare example that may be worth twenty times more than another piece. Meanwhile, in-depth Closer Look features explain what to look for when appraising everything from 20th century glass to costume jewellery. Every image is changed for every edition to keep the book up-to-date with collecting and buying trends. Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide 2019-2020 is the only full-colour, fully-illustrated collectables price guide in the world. Comprehensive sections cover advertising, books, ceramics, glass, metalware, pens and writing equipment, plastics and Bakelite, posters, rock and pop, sporting memorabilia, teddy bears, toys and games and vintage fashion. In-depth features explain why one piece is worth more than another, show how to value an item and teach you to be your own expert - this book is the essential eBay companion! Biographies of designers and factories give the background information you need to help date and value objects.

Furniture

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Author: Judith Miller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756672880

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 560

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Whether you want to identify, date or evaluate your own pieces, Furniture is the only comprehensive, full-color reference guide for you. Judith Miller gives a global overview that spans the last 3,000 years of design, guaranteed to turn any amateur into a furniture buff. Furniture defines decorative motifs of key periods with over 3,500 photographs of every style and form. This eBook also includes profiles of influential designers, craftsmen and key movements.