Sottsass: Napoli, Museo di Capodimonte

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Photology, 2004 - Photography - 269 pages
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Ettore Sottsass once took 1,780 photographs on a 12-day trip to South America, and for years he photographed every hotel room in which he had slept with a woman. Wherever he goes this world-renowned artist, architect, industrial designer, publisher, theoretician, and ceramicist carries a camera to photograph anything that catches his relentless and acute eye--doors, temples, kitchens, billboards, people, trees, graffiti, fruit--nothing escapes him. This substantial volume contains over 400 of Sottsass's color and black and white images, beautifully reproduced. Several of these works are from his 1972-1978 Metaphor series, in which architecture is featured as a backdrop and support to human existence.

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Ettore Sottsass was born in Austria in 1917 and completed his architectural studies in Turin, Italy in 1939. In 1981 he set up the famed Memphis design group with colleagues, friends, and renowned architects. Sottsass was awarded an honorary doctoral degree at the Royal College of Art in London, and a design prize by the Brooklyn Museum in New York (1996).

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