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Gio Ponti
La Committenza Fernandes
[In English & Italian]

Edited By Fabrizio Mautone
October 2010
Mondadori Electa, Milan, Italy
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
184 Pages, Illustrated, 9 x 9 3/4"

$54.50 Hardcover

A new outlook on the work of the great Italian architect Gió Ponti.
A book focusing on three of the hotels he designed (in terms of
structure, furnishing, design accessories, etc.) in Naples, Sorrento
and Rome.

A controversial figure who was often misunderstood, Gió Ponti
was one of the greatest exponents of Italian architecture of the
20th century. This book examines his meeting with a brilliant
entrepreneur, Roberto Fernandes. A professional exchange which,
through the building of three hotels, in Naples, Sorrento and
Rome, marked an important moment in the architecture of the
sector and in the design of the ’50s and ‘60s as a whole.

This brief account, richly illustrated with hitherto unpublished
documents, designs and photographs, in which architecture and
art come together, looks at Ponti’s thinking and the fact that he
regarded the man who commissioned his works as one of the
creators of each project. In addition to the main text, the book
contains introductions by Lisa Ponti and Marco Romanelli.

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