ETTORE SOTTSASS by Philippe Thome
Phaidon, 2015, First edition, second printing. 469 pp., 9 3/4" X 13"
A gorgeous object in itself, the design of this book allows it to either be read cover–to–cover as a narrative history, or by discipline, picking up the relative thread under each period, with multi–colored tabs to distinguish each sub–chapter. 800 images taken from the Sottsass archives – many of which have never been published before – and including drawings and sketches from the designer’s countless sketchbooks, Also includes four essays from experts in their fields, including Deyan Sudjic, director of London’s Design Museum. Bumps to corners and board edges. A touch of handling else a very good clean and crisp copy of this now classic book.