ITALY: THE NEW DOMESTIC LANDSCAPE: ACHIEVEMENTS AND PROBLEMS OF ITALIAN DESIGN edited by Emilio Ambasz
Museum of Modern Art, 1972, First edition, 430 pp., 8 1/4" X 10", Hardcover
Very good in a very good jacket with the usual tanning.
This is the first book to survey the important design developements in Italy. The Museum commissioned 12 environments especially for the exhibition, covering two modes of contemporary living; permanent home and the mobile home, using 180 objects produced in Italy during the decade by more than 100 designers, including examples of product design, furniture, lighting, appliances, flatware and china. These are accomapanied by more than a dozen essays by major design critics and historians.
Includes the famous glassine dust jacket with color cardboard cutouts.