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Ettore Sottsass and the Poetry of Things 

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The incredible life story of one of the 20th century's most important designers, who knew everyone from Hemingway to Picasso.

Ettore Sottsass and the Poetry of Things chronicles the life and times of one of the most important, prolific, and, above all, interesting designers and architects of the 20th century. Sottsass (1917-2007), originally trained as an architect and worked as a design consultant for Olivetti, where he developed the iconic Valentine typewriter, before going on to found the Memphis Group in the 1980s, ushering in an era of influential designs in furniture, ceramics and lighting that continue to inspire design minds today with their flamboyance and use of color.

Author Deyan Sudjic (Director of London's Design Museum) does not limit his narrative to an examination of Sottsass' iconic designs. Though a native son of Italy, Sottsass cast a shadow of influence on the entire world, traveling extensively over the course of his life and interacting with some of the 20th century's most iconic figures, including Picasso, Hemingway and Allen Ginsberg. Sudjic's writing, complemented by unpublished personal photographs from Sottsass' archive, offers a unique view of Sottsass from the perspective of the world that surrounded him, recounting anecdotes of encounters between the designer and his famous contemporaries. The result is a unique and comprehensive portrait not only Sottsass but of the last 100 years of design in Italy and around the world.

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.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Deyan Sudjic
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    208
    Publisher:
    Phaidon Press (September 21, 2015)
    Language:
    English
    Audience:
    General/trade
    ISBN-13:
    9780714869537
    ISBN-10:
    0714869538
    Weight:
    21.6oz
    Dimensions:
    6.5" x 9.5" x 1"
    Case Pack:
    24
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    hbgusa-hbgusa_onix21_delta_20170903-20170904.xml
    Folder:
    hbgusa
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    $29.95
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