Author(s): Paola Antonelli
"The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and 5 Continents Editions" present a new series dedicated to industrial and graphic design. Each volume, beautifully designed and with superbly printed reproductions, offers an overview of a single country's design achievements and illustrates its particular design history and aesthetic, showcasing prominent architects and designers through exemplary works drawn from MoMA's unmatched collection. Each volume contains an introduction by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA, and an illustrated essay by a distinguished design critic, accompanied by a visual timeline of significant events and a comprehensive bibliography.The story of Italian design, told through works selected from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Beyond any romantic declaration of Italians' secret to success is the exceptional effectiveness of Italian modern design.
Engaging Italian industry and culture in a single-minded and spontaneous project of national image building, Italy's designers have produced a complete variety of forms - fashion, graphic arts, and product and set design - with a unique international resonance. This book highlights Italian design of the last century. Paola Antonelli's lively introduction provides an overview of Italy's design culture; an essay by Giampiero Bosoni illuminates the masterpieces of modern Italian design reproduced in the volume's plate section. They are accompanied by an illustrated chronology of important events that have influenced Italian design as well as a comprehensive bibiliography.
Giampiero Bosoni is an architect, curator, and associate professor of interior architecture in the Faculty of Design at the Polytechnic University of Milan. He is the author of several surveys and monographs, including II Modo Italiano: Italian Design and Avant-garde in the 20th Century and Max Huber. Paola Antonelli is Senior Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.