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What is Italian Design?
The Seven Obsessions [In English & Italian]

Edited By Silvana Anicchiarico and Andrea Branzi
December 2008
Mondadori Electa, Milan, Italy
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
470 Pages, Illustrated, 9 1/2 x 12 1/4"

$92.50 Paper Original

Can you imagine a film about Chicago pistol without a phone or a car? Can you imagine a tragedy of Shakespeare without skull, a foil and a tapestry? It may be the Otello without the handkerchief of Desdemona? Othello is set in Venice. Shakespeare has set his dramas most beautiful in Italy. And we know where they came from the Chicago gangster. The object that creates action, context, meaning, exchange, imaginative stimulus, desire, symbol, metamorphosis. Over the past fifty years most of these items, materials goods, artifacts that create meaning, feelings and wishes have come from Italy. Depart from here Peter Greenaway (the original and most cultured among the directors) and Italo Rota (our architect more artist), in a dialogue between Baroque and Futurism, to propose a museum / visual installation of the information. Combining elegance with jubilation and exuberance triggered a volume exposure and self-reflective, able to see the significance of the objects in the original design proud of their design

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