Combining whimsy and rigorous elegance, Milanese designer Piero Fornasetti ( ) borrowed freely from surrealist and metaphysical artists. His is an. Results 1 – 30 of 51 Fornasetti: Designer of Dreams by Mauries, Patrick and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Illustrating the life and designs of Piero Fornasetti, this visually stimulating classic , includes a foreward by Christopher Wilks, essay by Ettore Sottsass, and an.
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Finally, an interview given by Fornasetti in unveils the man himself’ from the blurb. Combining Surrealist influences with a love for old engravings, prolific Fornasetti applied his decorative vocabulary to an astonishing array of objects—hats, vests, pipes, ashtrays, chairs, plates, cabinets, pianos, ocean liners—and transformed them by the application of unexpected images.
Magnificent illustrations display his creations.
With an essay by Ettore Sottsass. Designer of Dreams Piero Fornasetti.
No eBook available Amazon. The book presents his work under six heads: Patrick Mauries, the leading art critic, details Fornasetti’s life and art.
Fornasetti: Designer of Dreams
Piero Fornasetti lived and worked in Milan from until his death in Fornasetti worked in almost every medium, so he is hard to categorize. My library Help Advanced Creams Search.
Today his work seems more contemporary and is more popular than ever. Ashley Hicks’ first comprehensive book on his father, the legendary interior designer David Hicks.
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SOLD Find me a copy. A collection of costume and fashion sketches made by Jean Cocteau and influencing Chanel. Foreword by Christopher Wilk.
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Among his previous books are Maison Goossens: Victoria and Albert Museum. Designers and collectors celebrate his use of allusion, unsettling images, and striking juxtaposition to create unique, whimsical objects.
During this long career he established an enduring reputation as a designer with a style that was distinctly his own—a style based on illusion, architectural perspectives, and a host of personal leitmotifs, such as the sun, Hats, waistcoats, pipes, ashtrays, chairs, plates, cabinets, pianos, shops, racing cars, ocean liners; all were transformed by the application of unexpected images Ettore Sottsass, founder of the celebrated Memphis design group, gives a personal assessment of Fornasetti as a oof who built one world from the shattered remnants of another.
Account Options Sign in. During this long career he established an enduring reputation as a designer with a style that was distinctly his own—a style based on illusion, architectural perspectives, and a host of personal vesigner, such as the sun, playing cards, fish, and flowers, from which he spun seemingly endless variations.
Fornasetti’s masterpieces continue to shock, delight, and inspire. Published to coincide with the exhibition Fornasetti: This hefty volume is essentially a pricey catalog published to coincide with an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.