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Roccella: Gio Ponti, 1891-1979: master of lightness

Roccella: Gio Ponti, 1891-1979: master of lightness
Library Shelf Location 18.PONT
Publication Date 2009
Description Positive hues: Ponti's multifaceted oeuvre. Italian architect and designer Gio Ponti (1891-1979) was the creator of a multifaceted oeuvre. Starting off with ceramics and majolika works at the First International Exhibition of Decorative Arts in Monza, he moved on to furniture and interior design and built structures of all kinds, from small residential dwellings to high rise buildings, schools, and office blocks. One of his great interests was the theme of the home, for which he continually sought to find new solutions. Ponti's colorful, carefree, elegant spaces were designed to inspire optimism in their occupants. The founder and nearly lifelong editor of domus magazine never stopped developing and reinventing his style. This book provides an introduction to Ponti's creative process and gives an overview of the various phases of his career. Every book in TASCHEN's "Basic Architecture Series" features: approximately 120 images, including photographs, sketches, drawings, and floor plans; introductory essays exploring the architect's life and work, touching on family and background as well as collaborations with other architects; the most important works presented in chronological order, with descriptions of client and/or architect wishes as well as construction problems and resolutions; and an appendix including a list of complete or selected works, biography, bibliography and a map indicating the locations of the architect's most famous buildings.
ISBN 9783836500388
Quantity 1
Pages 96 p. : ill., (some col.), map ; 24 cm.
Editor Peter Gossel
Author Graziella Roccella
Format Paperback
Publisher Taschen
Related Artist Gio Ponti
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keyword Architecture (subject)
Related Country/Global Region Italy
Artist's Nationality Italian
Language English

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