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The culture of plastics

The culture of plastics

Author: Elisa StoraceHans Werner HolzwarthSilvana AnnicchiaricoGillo DorflesChantal HamaideAll authors
Publisher: Köln : TASCHEN GmbH, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Plastic culture. The enduring lure of a material for over 60 years. Italian company Kartell, founded in 1949, is famous around the world for having invented the culture of plastic furniture and interior furnishings. Particularly since the plastic-loving era of the 1960s and 70s, Kartell has become an enduring household name; from the iconic designs of Joe Columbo in the 1960s to more recent hits such as Philippe  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elisa Storace; Hans Werner Holzwarth; Silvana Annicchiarico; Gillo Dorfles; Chantal Hamaide; Marie-Laure Jousset; R Craig Miller; Giovanni Odoni; Franca Sozzani; Deyan Sudjic; Giulia Crivelli; Claudio Luti; Kartell (Firm),
ISBN: 9783836530859 3836530856 9783836530866 3836530864
OCLC Number: 829423770
Language Note: Text in English, German, and French.
Description: 399 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Contents: The culture of plastics : introduction / Silvana Annicchiarico --
I love Kartell / Franca Sozzani --
A better work / Giulia Crivelli, Claudio Luti --
The 1950s / Gillo Dorfles --
The 1960s / Deyan Sudjic --
The 1970s / Chantal Hamaide --
The 1980s / R. Craig Miller --
The 1990s / Marie-Laure Jousset --
The 2000s / Giovanni Odoni --
The real value is in the project / Giovanni Odoni, Claudio Luti.
Other Titles: Kartell
Responsibility: edited by Elisa Storace and Hans Werner Holzwarth ; with texts by Silvana Annicchiarico, Gillo Dorfles, Chantal Hamaide, Marie-Laure Jousset, R. Craig Miller, Giovanni Odoni, Franca Sozzani, Deyan Sudjic ; and interviews with Claudio Luti by Giulia Crivelli and Giovanni Odoni.
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Plastic fantastic! Sit back and enjoy a decade by decade companion to Kartell, the Italian icon of home furnishings. Featuring archival advertisements and commissioned photographs, this extensive  Read more...


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"This book by Hans Werner Holzwarth covers the entire history of the company across decades, exploring all aspects of its evolution as well as the social and technological qualities of Kartell Read more...

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