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Characterized by mis-shapen chair legs, vivid colours and strange combinations of materials, the work of Memphis - an international group founded in Milan in 1981 - upset every rule of functionalism and modern "good taste". united around Ettore Sottsass, the "intellectual counter-culture" the members of Memphis, young creative artists, architects, designers and graphic artists, put forward a new vision of furniture and objects fro everybody, composed of elements that were more emotional than functional, more artistic than commercial. In text and colour illustrations, this volume is a tribute to the originality and invention of the Memphis design group.
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HardCover Pub Date: December 1998 Publisher: Thames & Hudson With its dynamic forms and viant colors. the work of the Memphis group transcended all the rules of the functionalism and perceived 'good taste' in design the From their first exhibition in 1981 to when they oke up in 1988. the young designers and architects of Memphis. with Italian design legend Ettore Sottsass as their leader. produced a range of furniture and other objects - lamps. ceramics. clocks. faics and glassware - that demonstrated a eathtaking scope of expression that has not been seen since.
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Book Description Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110500019002
Book Description Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0500019002