Carlo Mollino: Architecture as Autobiography, Revised and Expanded Edition Giovanni Brino

ISBN: 9782213636719

Published: March 27th 2006

Paperback

176 pages


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Carlo Mollino: Architecture as Autobiography, Revised and Expanded Edition  by  Giovanni Brino

Carlo Mollino: Architecture as Autobiography, Revised and Expanded Edition by Giovanni Brino
March 27th 2006 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 176 pages | ISBN: 9782213636719 | 6.38 Mb

An overview of the accomplishments of one of the most original and enigmatic exponents of architecture in Italy this century.Carlo Mollino (1905-1973) expressed himself through his architectural designs, furniture, and interiors, in a language assimilated from futurism and surrealism. The influence of architects ranging from Gaud to Mendelsohn, from Aalto to Le Corbusier, can be seen in his highly individual designs. Projects such as the ski station at Lago Nero, the Teatro Regio in Turin, and the Lutrario ballroom demonstrated his exceptional powers of imagination.With the demolition of his massive masterpiece, the Ippica in Turin, and the destruction of his most prestigious interiors, all that remains today of Mollinos work is his furniture.

Drawing on rare photographs and documents, this important monograph reconstructs Mollinos work through more than eighty interiors and pieces of furniture spanning his career, pieces built with such bravura that they often resemble sculpture more than works of industrial design. The impact of Mollino on the recent history of architecture and taste in general is now being increasingly recognized, and this study gives us a detailed picture of his achievements.

360 illustrations, 31 in color.



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