Inside Venice: A Private View of the City's Most Beautiful Interiors
Inside Venice: A Private View of the City's
The superb private interiors of Venice are revealed in this lavishly photographed book. This gorgeously photographed journey through entrancingly beautiful Venetian interiors is sure to appeal to Venice’s many admirers interested in the elegance and refinement of classical Old World interior design. The private properties featured in this handsome volume are not accessible to the public and most are published here for the first time. The book is a luxurious presentation of the hidden architectural and interior design treasures of Venice, ranging from historical ninth-century buildings to contemporary renovations that blend old and new. Seventy-two properties, each photographed exclusively for the book, are profiled—mainly private apartments and palazzos, along with some churches, hotels, and other public spaces that those interested in interiors will find inspiring. Author and preservation expert Toto Bergamo Rossi personally selected each property for inclusion based on his detailed field knowledge gained over many years as director of the Venetian Heritage Foundation, whose mission is to safeguard Venetian cultural heritage as manifested in architecture, music, and fine art.
- Brand: RIZZOLI PUBLICATIONS
- ASIN: 0847848167
- UPC: 884988576371
Italy: The New Domestic Landscape: Achievements and Problems of Italian Design
Radical: Italian Design 1965-1985, The Dennis Freedman Collection
Radical: Italian Design 1965-1985, The Dennis Freedman
An essential new look at the design philosophy that interrogated modern living against the turbulent political landscape of 1960s Italy In the mid-1960s, reacting to contemporary social and political upheaval, young Italian architects and designers began developing a new style that openly challenged Modernism. Known as “Radical design,” this movement probed possibilities for visually transforming the urban environment. Radical design’s proponents also applied it to items such as furniture and lighting, utilizing alternative materials and an innovative formal vocabulary. Radical: Italian Design 1965–1985 surveys the work of these pioneering designers through nearly 70 objects and architectural models—including rare prototypes and limited-production pieces. Cindi Strauss insightfully explores the aesthetic inspiration and changing cultural mores that informed the movement, and her research is complemented by an essay from Germano Celant, the acclaimed author and curator who coined the term “Radical design.” Importantly, the book includes seven interviews with Radical designers and architects, offering fresh insights into the individuals who were at the vanguard of this groundbreaking movement.
- ASIN: 0300247494
Euro Deco : British Modern, French Modern, Spanish Art Deco, Dutch Modern, German Modern, Italian Art Deco
Euro Deco : British Modern, French Modern, Spanish
A wide-ranging compilation of Art Deco graphics from six European countries, Euro Deco assembles a wealth of alluring and sophisticated design from an extraordinary period of creative vitality and political turmoil. An essential reference for graphic artists, designers and anyone with an interest in advertising or art history, this book assembles a wealth of original artefacts from the 1920s to the 1940s, including samples of design and illustration from posters, packaging, magazines, advertisements and many other sources. With sections featuring more than 2,000 samples of graphic ephemera from France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, Italy and the Netherlands, Euro Deco offers inspiration for the designer and an engaging and original portrait of the time and place in which these works were created.
- ASIN: 0500512140
Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's
Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St.
In this dramatic journey through religious and artistic history, R. A. Scotti traces the defining event of a glorious epoch: the building of St. Peter?s Basilica. Begun by the ferociously ambitious Pope Julius II in 1506, the endeavor would span two tumultuous centuries, challenge the greatest Renaissance masters?Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bramante?and enrage Martin Luther. By the time it was completed, Shakespeare had written all of his plays, the Mayflower had reached Plymouth?and Rome had risen with its astounding basilica to become Europe?s holy metropolis. A dazzling portrait of human achievement and excess, Basilica is a triumph of historical writing.
- ASIN: 0452288606
The Conversation Piece: Making Modern Art in 18th-Century Britain
The Conversation Piece: Making Modern Art in 18th-Century
Shortlisted for the 2018 Apollo Book of the Year award Pioneered by William Hogarth (1697–1764) and his peers in the early 18th century, and then revitalized by Johan Zoffany (1733–1810), the conversation piece was an innovative mode of portraiture, depicting groups posed in landscape or domestic settings. These artists grappled with creating complex multi-figured compositions and intricate narratives, filling their paintings with representations of socially, nationally, and temporally precise customs. Paying particular attention to the vibrant (and at times fabricated) interior and exterior settings in these works, Kate Retford discusses the various ways that the conversation piece engaged with the rich material culture of Georgian Britain. The book also explores how these portraits served a wide array of interests and concerns among familial networks and larger social groups. From codifying performances of politeness to engaging in cross-cultural exchanges, the conversation piece was a complex and nuanced expression of a multifaceted society.
- ASIN: 0300194803
Piero Fornasetti: Practical Madness
Piero Fornasetti: Practical
An extensive illustrated survey of one of the most inventive design minds of the twentieth century. Combining whimsy and elegance, Piero Fornasetti transformed everyday objects like cups, scarves, and plates into much sought-after works of art with his idiosyncratic motifs, such as the hand, the female face, and luminescent fish. His dazzling pieces of trompe l’oeil furniture, created in collaboration with Gio Ponti, are also highly prized by collectors worldwide. Fornasetti’s boundless imagination is celebrated here in a book published to document a major retrospective exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The first half of the monograph is organized by type and includes Fornasetti’s paintings, drawings, and furniture. The second half focuses on favorite themes: his use of trompe l’oeil, architectural drawings, and his variations on the face of a famous operatic beauty. Featuring 400 illustrations covering almost fifty years of a protean and prolific designer and artist like no other, this is a must-have for Fornasetti connoisseurs and anyone interested in design.
- Brand: Rizzoli International Publications
- ASIN: 0847847136
Modern Ethno Interiors
Inspired by far-away places in Asia, Africa and South America, people create small oases in private homes to remind them of exotic cultures. Thus ethno design has become a new trend in interior design: tropical wood furniture, bright colors like orange and red, ethno art and accessoires such as african sculptures, were rediscovered and merged with modern interiors. Exotic elements such as buddha statues, palmtrees and animal rugs are blended with modern architecture. Modern Ethno Design presents around 50 outstanding projects inspired by the fusion and powers of pagan rites. An index with contact information is enclosed.
- ASIN: 3866540191