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Ambasz, Emilio

Overview
Works: 209 works in 453 publications in 8 languages and 5,121 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  Periodicals  Architectural drawings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Illustrator, Artist, Arranger
Classifications: NA839.A66, 720.924
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The architecture of Luis Barragán by Emilio Ambasz( Book )

21 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italy: the new domestic landscape; achievements and problems of Italian design by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

22 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the last decade, the emergence of Italy as the dominant force in design has had a profound influence in Europe and the Americas. The phenomenon is important not only because of the high quality and diversity of the forms produced, but also because it has generated a lively debate on the sociocultural implications of product design, raising questions of vital concern to designers throughout the world. For many designers, the aesthetic quality of individual objects intended for private consumption have become irrelevant in the face of such pressing problems as poverty, urban decay, and the pollution of the environment now encountered in all industrialized countries. Consequently, they are increasingly shifting he focus of their attention from the well-designed object to man's total environment, seeing the designer's function as one that can mold patterns of behavior by creating new settings for freer, more adaptable lifestyles. Some, however, despairing of effecting social change through design, regard their task as essentially a political one. They therefore abstain from the physical designing of either objects or environments and channel their energies into the staging of events and the issuing of polemical statements. Their approach thus parallels that of many artists in other mediums who view their art in primarily conceptual terms. This publication, issued in conjunction with a major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, is the first to deal comprehensively with these challenging developments. Over 150 objects of Italian design of the past ten years have been selected for the show and are all reproduced in color and black-and-white, as are the dozen environments by well-known Italian designers specially commissioned for the occasion, and the two awarded prizes in a concurrent competition for young designers under thirty-five sponsored by the Museum. Each environment is accompanied by a statement in which the individual or group responsible for the project clarifies his position regarding the present and future role of design. In addition to essays by Emilio Ambasz, Curator of Design at the Museum of Modern Art and director of the exhibition, the book contains contributions by a number of outstanding Italian critics and art historians. Together, these comprise the first historical survey of contemporary Italian design and a critical analysis of its intellectual and formal positions within the context of international design today." -- Publisher's description
The taxi project : realistic solutions for today by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emilio Ambasz : a technological Arcadia by Fulvio Irace( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A monograph devoted to the celebrated international architect and designer, known for his otherworldly designs that skillfully unite architecture and landscape. A deviser of innovative systems and setter of cultural trends, Emilio Ambasz reinvents the universe by creating urban complexes that rise like volcanoes of glass, works of architecture that are natural landscapes and gardens that turn into artificial mechanisms of the city, in a range of spatial and urbanistic proposals of absolute originality. The monograph documents the creative world of this Argentine-born-American-based architect-designer from the crystalline complex of the San Antonio Botanical Center in Texas (1982) to the transparent container (Aqua Dove Mineral Water Bottle, 1987) and the opaque and granite office tower in Phoenix (1998), and focuses on his more recent works. Emilio Ambasz, born in 1943 in Argentina, studied at Princeton University. He completed the undergraduate program in one year and earned a Master's Degree in Architecture from the same institution the next year. He served as Curator of Design at The Museum of Modern Art in New York (1970-76), where he directed and installed numerous influential exhibits on architecture and industrial design. He is the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in architecture and design
Collages by Ivan Chermayeff( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzing Ambasz( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Completing the volume is Sorkin's interview with Ambasz and Emilio, the self-described visionary and pragmatic sides of the designer's personality. Photographs and drawings accompany this debate that expands our understanding of Ambasz and his work."--Jacket
The Universitas Project : solutions for a post-technological society by Museum of modern art (N.Y.)( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emilio Ambasz, Steven Holl--architecture by Emilio Ambasz( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The International design yearbook 2 by Emilio Ambasz( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emilio Ambasz, inventions : the reality of the ideal by Emilio Ambasz( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Pichler : projects : [exhibition] September 12 to October 28, 1975 by Walter Pichler( )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architetture by Luca Scacchetti( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atelier Mendini : een visuele utopie by Italy) Atelier Mendini (Milan( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Dutch and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht in woord en beeld van leven en werk van de Italiaanse kunstenaar die in Nederland met name bekend is door zijn ontwerp van het Groninger Museum
Robert Wilson : Mr Bojangles' memory : og son of fire : ouvrage publié à l'occasion de l'exposition présentée au Centre Georges Pompidou du 6 novembre 1991 au 27 janvier 1992 by Robert Wilson( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in French and German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Furniture by architects : contemporary chairs, tables and lamps( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atelier Mendini : una utopia visiva by Alessandro Mendini( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in Italian and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivan Chermayeff : collages by Ivan Chermayeff( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Emilio Ambasz : a technological Arcadia
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Analyzing AmbaszThe Universitas Project : solutions for a post-technological societyThe International design yearbook 2Emilio Ambasz : natural architecture : artificial design
Alternative Names
Ambase, Emilio

Ambasz, Emilio

Ambasz, Emilio 1943-

Emilio Ambasz

Emilio Ambasz Amerikaans architect

Emilio Ambasz architect

Emilio Ambasz architecte et designer

Emilio Ambasz architetto argentino

Emilio Ambasz US-amerikanischer Industriedesigner und Architekt

امیلیو آمباز

アンバース, エミリオ

エミリオ・アンバース

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