Design as Art

Munari, Bruno

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One of the last sur­vi­ving mem­bers of the futu­rist gene­ra­ti­on, Bru­no Munari’s Design as Art is an illus­tra­ted jour­ney into the artis­tic pos­si­bi­li­ties of modern design trans­la­ted by Patrick Creagh published as part of the ‘Pen­gu­in on Design’ series in Pen­gu­in Modern Clas­sics. ‘The desi­gner of today re-esta­blishes the long-lost con­tact bet­ween art and the public, bet­ween living peop­le and art as a living thing’ Bru­no Muna­ri was among the most inspi­ra­tio­nal desi­gners of all time, descri­bed by Picas­so as ‘the new Leonardo’.

Muna­ri insisted that design be beau­ti­ful, func­tio­nal and acces­si­ble, and this enligh­ten­ing and high­ly enter­tai­ning book sets out his ide­as about visu­al, gra­phic and indus­tri­al design and the role it plays in the objects we use ever­y­day. Lamps, road signs, typo­gra­phy, pos­ters, children’s books, adver­ti­sing, cars and chairs — the­se are just some of the sub­jects to which he turns his illu­mi­na­ting gaze. How do we see the world around us? The Pen­gu­in on Design series inclu­des the works of crea­ti­ve thin­kers who­se wri­tings on art, design and the media have chan­ged our visi­on forever.

Bru­no Muna­ri (1907–1998), born in Milan, was the enfant ter­ri­ble of Ita­li­an art and design for most of the twen­tieth cen­tu­ry, con­tri­bu­ting to many fiel­ds of both visu­al (paint, sculp­tu­re, film, indus­tri­al design, gra­phics) and non-visu­al arts (lite­ra­tu­re, poe­try). He was twice awar­ded the Com­pas­so d’Oro design pri­ze for excel­lence in his field. If you enjoy­ed Design as Art, you might like John Berger’s Ways of See­ing, also avail­ab­le in Pen­gu­in Modern Clas­sics. ‘One of the most influ­en­ti­al desi­gners of the twen­tieth cen­tu­ry … Muna­ri has encou­ra­ged peop­le to go bey­ond for­mal con­ven­ti­ons and ste­reo­ty­pes by sho­wing them how to widen their per­cep­tu­al awa­re­ness’ Inter­na­tio­nal Herald Tribune

EAN

9780141035819

ISBN

978-0-14-103581-9

Autor

Seitenzahl

225

Beschreibung

Englisch

Erscheinungsjahr

Größe

11,4 x 17,8 cm

Verlag

Einbandart

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