Terrific Design

Terrific Design

by Cristina Morozzi


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·An illustrated volume dedicated to the most disturbing, curious or ironically repellent pieces of modern and contemporary design
·A brand new perspective on the creativity of the great masters of design, analyzed for its most visionary and imaginative elements
·A critical analysis with popular appeal and lively illustrations that sets out in search of objects straight out of the most unbelievable fairy-tale world

There has been a shift in contemporary design, something hazy like a summer rainbow and hard to label. It is not kitsch, something that has always taken a side swipe at beauty, because it does not have popular connotations. Rather, it appears to be a high and virtuous manifestation of creativity applied to objects of everyday use. It feeds off a variety of different abilities - woodwork, sculpture, carving, assemblage, collage, recycling, transformation, embroidery, knitting - and crosses a variety of trends, from Surrealism to Dadaism, from Zoomorphism to Anthropomorphism. It uses the most disparate of materials, with a focus on recovery. Functionality becomes optional; the objective is wonder, and perhaps disgust: that healthy jolt that strikes the stomach before it strikes the mind.

Terrific Design celebrates some of the most bizarre objects to be found in the design world today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788866481720
Publisher: Ore Cultura Srl (Acc)
Publication date: 09/15/2014
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Cristina Morozzi is a journalist, critic and art director on the border between art, fashion and design, she led design magazine Modo for 9 years. A fashion and design consultant and author, she contributes to a variety of newspapers and plans and curates exhibitions, and is visiting professor at the Domus Academy in Milan and at the École Cantonale d'Art in Lausanne.

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