Author: Manuel Del Junco,Fortunato Depero
Publisher: Fundacion Juan March
This gorgeous, clothbound, nearly 500-page volume presents a generous overview of one of the Futurist movement's most prolific and visionary figures. Fortunato Depero announced his allegiance to the Futurist cause with the manifesto "Futurist Reconstruction of the Universe" (coauthored with Giacomo Balla), and went on to attempt exactly that, traversing all disciplines-painting, sculpture, theatre and set design, poetry, graphic design, textiles and toy design-and infusing them with Futurism's joyous, energetic color palette and embrace of mechanization and speed. Depero was a pioneer in several fields: he created one of the first artist's museums, several classic artist's books (such as his famous "bolted book" of 1927) and the first artist's "factory"-the Casa d'Arte Futurista in Rovereto, Italy, which produced toys, tapestries and furniture in the Futurist style. He was also very successful as a graphic designer, and his 1932 bottle design for Campari Soda is still in production. Surveying over 300 works from the gamut of his vast output, "Futurist Depero" is a wonderful, rich celebration of this fascinating Futurist protagonist. Fortunato Depero (1892-1960) encountered Futurism on a visit to Florence in 1913 and quickly became one of its leading exponents. In 1928 Depero relocated to New York, the city he called the New Babel, where he lived and worked between 1928 and 1930, designing costumes for stage productions, covers for magazines including "The New Yorker" and "Vogue," and opening the Depero Futurist House. He returned to the US in 1947, living in New Milford, Connecticut from March 1948 to October 1949, where he wrote his autobiography, "So I Think, So I Paint." His works were featured prominently in the 2014 Guggenheim exhibition "Italian Futurism" and The Museum of Modern Art's "Inventing Abstractions."
Visual Design in Action
Author: Reto Caduff,Steven Heller
Sutnar's brilliant structural systems for clarifying otherwise dense industrial data placed him in the pantheon of Modernist pioneers and made him one of the visionaries of what is today called "information design." Visual Design in Action is a snapshot of Sutnar's American period (1939-1976), and includes graphics for Carr's Department Store, advertisements for the Vera Neumann Company, identity for Addo-X, and other stunningly contemporary works. He is best known for his total design concept for the Sweets Catalog Service and lesser known for introducing the parenthesis as a way to typographically distinguish the area code from the rest of a phone number. Visual Design in Action is a testament to the historical relevance of Modernism and the philosophical resonance of Sutnar's focus on the functional beauty of total clarity. This reprint of Visual Design in Action (originally published in limited quantities in 1961) is as spot-on about the power of design and "design thinking" as it ever was.
6 Italian Lessons about Style on Wheels
Author: Jeffrey Schnapp
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
A fascinating visual history of the iconic Italian scooter maker told through Futurist design concepts. This book is a celebration of design in both subject and execution. Modeled after Fortunato Depero's iconic bolted book published in 1927, it will be sold in a limited, numbered edition also bound by two metal bolts. Like the Futurist tome that inspired it, this book pays homage to the Machine Age, which at the time signaled a new era in speed, technology, and transportation. A visual feast for the senses, this volume is composed of various papers, colors, typefaces, and typesettings, actively engaging the reader and highly appealing to design enthusiasts and fans of scooter culture. This graphically rich retrospective describes key moments throughout Piaggio's history and the various models that have been introduced over the years, including the seductively stylish Vespa, which remains a cult classic. From working design sketches to exploded views of a scooter's inner mechanical workings to vintage advertisements and photographs, this book captures the essence of a brand that continues to be relevant and exciting today. The epitome of freedom, style, and cool, Piaggio scooters continue to redefine transportation, and this book pays tribute through its revolutionary design.
Author: Günter Berghaus
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Literary Criticism
This publication offers for the first time an inter-disciplinary and comparative perspective on Futurism in a variety of countries and artistic media. 20 scholars discuss how the movement shaped the concept of a cultural avant-garde and how it influenced the development of modernist art and literature around the world.
Author: Craig Oldham
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
So you've graduated. What now? Where do you live? Can you afford to live? How can you make money doing design? How do you get a job? Who do you want to work for and are you good enough? What goes in your portfolio? This book offers a comprehensive and insightful guide to anything and everything that is of practical and emotional use to those looking to break into the creative industry. It will share experiences, ideas, interviews, contacts, hints, advice, criticism, and encouragement. With sections covering education, portfolios, the gap year, placements, jobs/freelancing, working process, and personal development, this straight-talking, sometimes funny and frequently irreverent guide is a must-read for all creative arts students.
Reconstructing the Universe
Author: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,Vivien Greene,Claudia Salaris
Publisher: Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
Published to accompany the exhibition Italian Futurism, 19091944: Reconstructing the Universe opening at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2014, this catalogue will advance the scholarship and understanding of this influential yet little known twentieth-century artistic movement. As part of the first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism to be presented in the United States, the multidisciplinary publication examines the historical sweep of the movement from its inception with F. T. Marinettis Futurist manifesto in 1909 to its demise at the end of World War II. Presenting over 300 works executed between 1909 and 1944, the publication encompasses not only painting and sculpture, but also architecture, design, ceramics, fashion, film, photography, advertising, free-form poetry, publications, music, theatre and performance.
A Visual Sourcebook to 100 Years of Graphic Design
Author: Jonathan Raimes,Lakshmi Bhaskaran
Publisher: Chronicle Books
More than three hundred images capture one hundred years of graphic design with design models that range from Art Deco and Gothic Revival to Pop Art and Post Modernism.
Thumbing Through the Folder : a Dialogue on Art and Architecture with Hans Ulrich Obrist
Author: Hans-Ulrich Obrist
Publisher: Fraenkel Gallery
Category: Art and architecture
In this "Dialogue on Art and Architecture," Ellsworth Kelly (born 1923) reminisces with Hans Ulrich Obrist about his early career, his teachers (Max Beckmann, Brancusi, Leger and Vantongerloo) and particularly on the relation of his work to architecture: "architects are usually the first people who understand my work," he tells Obrist here, while describing his many collaborations in this field. Throughout this beautiful publication runs a series of collaged and overpainted postcards by Kelly, dating from 1949 to 1984, which are reproduced here for the first time. These postcards, referred to throughout the dialogue, are unlike any of Kelly's paintings and sculptures, particularly in their use of body imagery; others are closer to familiar Kelly terrain, as projections of torn colored paper forms onto found landscapes and architecture. This artist's book makes a wonderfully unusual record of a warm encounter.
Author: Günter Berghaus
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Volume 6 (2016) is an open issue with an emphasis on Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Estonia, Iceland). Four essays focus on Russia, two on music; other contributions are concerned with Egypt, USA and Korea. Furthermore there are sections on Futurist archives, Futurism in caricatures and Futurism in fiction.
edizione italiana ; 1913-1927
Author: Fortunato Depero
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
"The iconic Bolted Book 'a mile stone in futurist book production'. Oblong 4to. (24.5 x 32cm) Emblematic collection of futurist designs (many coloured) and text with a total of 123 paper components made up of various materials in different colours including a double folding text leaf, 2 transparent guards, sectional leaves, endpapers and original grey paper boards, held together with 2 large metal nuts and bolts. Text often printed in red and black in a variety of geometrical shapes, with large lettering, vertical pagination, mirrored or oblique designs and symbols. Blank reverse of coloured title page signed by both the author and editor-publisher, J. Azari, in green ink. First edition of this celebrated artist book expressing the essence of futurism. It represents a fusion of Depero's work in painting, sculpture, architecture, theatre, decoration, but above all his experimental graphics and typography for the early publications of the futurist movement. The concept of using 2 bolts and nuts for uniting this striking compilation makes it an extraordinary creative object per se. The editor's novel idea is expressed in the printed caption between the bolts 'rilegatura Dinamo creazione Azari' (refastened by Dinamo created by Azari). The artist himself called it 'Libro Imbullonato' (the 'Bolted Book'). The geometric illustration on the front cover represents a frontispiece in reverse. The book is considered one of 4 fundamental works on Italian futurism."- www.abebooks.de/servlet/Book
Inspiration from 50 Masters
Author: Steven Heller,Gail Anderson
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
This book serves as an introduction to the key elements of good design. Broken into sections covering the fundamental elements of design, key works by acclaimed designers serve to illustrate technical points and encourage readers to try out new ideas. Themes covered include form, narrative, color, type and image, ornament, simplicity, and wit and humour. The result is an instantly accessible and easy to understand guide to graphic design using professional techniques.
Author: James Gager
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Category: Health & Fitness
M•A•C Cosmetics, a pioneer in professional makeup, presents one hundred looks that epitomize the span of their thirty years as the leaders in high-fashion makeup. Since its founding in 1984 by the Canadians Frank Toskan and Frank Angelo, M•A•C Cosmetics has revolutionized the role of makeup and become a leader of avant-garde and edgy looks both on and off the runway. Their motto—all ages, all races, all sexes—and unique advertising campaigns featuring RuPaul, Catherine Deneuve, Lady Gaga, and even Hello Kitty have helped to inspire experimentation and fearlessness with makeup in the modern woman (and man, too). Blending fashion, beauty, and culture with an unapologetic approach to individuality and self-expression, M•A•C has reached an unprecedented level of worldwide appeal and accessibility. As the ultimate color authority with an unrivaled spectrum of shades, M•A•C allows for full creative expression through makeup without judgement. With striking images of some of the best and most inspiring M•A•C looks to date, this stunning book celebrates M•A•C with over 200 color photographs and gives readers the opportunity to delve into the colorful and surreal world that makes M•A•C one of the most highly sought-after cosmetics brands in the world.