Thank you for shopping with us
every book you buy helps support our independent journalism

Gio Ponti

Salvatore Licitra

(author)

,

Stefano Casciani

(author)

,

Lisa Licitra Ponti

(author)

,

Karl Kolbitz

(editor)

Hardback
Experience the boundless vision of one of the greatest architects, designers, and art directors of the 20th century. Shaped in close collaboration with the Gio Ponti Archives and its founder Salvatore Licitra, Gio Ponti is an immersive book scaled to his kaleidoscopic universe, featuring texts by Lisa Licitra Ponti and an extensive biographical...
In stock
SKU
9783836501347
Price £174.00 RRP £200.00

Worldwide delivery available. Read more...

Return purchased items within 30 days for a full refund.

The new updated edition of David Olusoga’s vital book on black British history

"Groundbreaking" – Observer

Famous First Edition: First printing of 5,000 numbered copies (No. 1,001-5,000)Also available as Art Edition (No. 1-1,000) including an exclusive, square format reproduction of the Arlecchino coffee table and a set of four numbered ocean liner interior prints.

To study Gio Ponti's prolific body of work is to appreciate the clear, unifying vision behind a complex creative universe. A synthesis of the arts, his creations expand intuitively with the Italian grandeur and studied lightness that defined his iconic style. Ponti's rare capacity to move seamlessly between scales allowed him to approach the design of a teaspoon with the same conviction as he did an entire city.

He was as much an architect and designer as he was a publisher, poet, and man. A treasure in its own regard, his contribution is also a distinctive landmark of Italy's mid-century Renaissance and the modernist values it sought to realize. This new book is the most comprehensive account of Ponti's work to date, unprecedented in scale and scope.

It tracks the development of his oeuvre over 6 decades, with 136 projects indexed and reproduced in high resolution, each object framed by the context in which Ponti had created it. Like windows onto his elusive life, unpublished materials and candid imagery create new dialogues between his famous masterpieces and his lesser-known feats. A rich layer of texts, featuring an extensive biographical essay by Stefano Casciani, was produced in close collaboration with the Gio Ponti Archives offering an intimate insight on his life's work.

Materializing Ponti's core philosophy of modernity, this book presents architecture as a performing object, a "self-illuminating" stage for his humanistic art de vivre and boundless creativity.

More Information
Book publisherTaschen GmbH
Publication date12 May 2021
FormatHardback
Pages572
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:Gio Ponti

Brilliant books for Pride month

Newsletter Fashion Box
WANT A DISCOUNT?