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Gio Ponti
More than One

Critic, Editor, Graphic Artist, Architect, Product Designer

Gio Ponti (Milan 1891–1979) was a key figure for Italian modernism; it is impossible to confine his legacy to a single creative field. From 1923 to 1930, Ponti was artistic director of the now cult Italian tableware manufacturer Richard Ginori. In 1928, he founded the internationally renowned magazine “Domus”, which – apart from a break in the 1940s – he continued to direct for the rest of his life. In the postwar era, Ponti and his associates Antonio Fornaroli and Alberto Rosselli shaped the architectural image of Milan, but were also active across the globe from Caracas, to Tehran, to Denver, to Islamabad, to Eindhoven. This book delves into the many components of Ponti’s contribution to the twentieth century, and traces his enduring influence in Italy and across the globe.

Gio Ponti (Milan 1891–1979) was a key figure for Italian modernism; it is impossible to confine his legacy to a single creative field. From 1923 to 1930, Ponti was artistic director of the now cult Italian tableware manufacturer Richard Ginori. In 1928, he founded the internationally renowned magazine “Domus”, which – apart from a break in the 1940s – he continued to direct for the rest of his life. In the postwar era, Ponti and his associates Antonio Fornaroli and Alberto Rosselli shaped the architectural image of Milan, but were also active across the globe from Caracas, to Tehran, to Denver, to Islamabad, to Eindhoven. This book delves into the many components of Ponti’s contribution to the twentieth century, and traces his enduring influence in Italy and across the globe.

Edited by Manfredo di Robilant, Manuel Orazi

With essays by Elena Dellapiana, Manfredo di Robilant, Fulvio Irace, Gabriele Neri, Manuel Orazi, Francesco Parisi, Mario Piazza, Paolo Rosselli, Cecilia Rostagni

Design: Integral Lars Müller

16,5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in

ca 320 pages, ca 300 illustrations

paperback

2024, 978-3-03778-763-2, English
CHF 45.00
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