La poltrona di Proust

Alessandro Mendini

This collection of Alessandro Mendini’s writings, published for the first time in 1991, is maybe even more topical today, thirty years later, for its sharp look on architecture, art, and design. This series of trenchant “telegrams”, almost as aphorisms, assembles a little theatre populated by objects, thoughts and ideas on the world of design. The result is a rich anthology of inspirations and vivid perspectives, emblematic of one of the most brilliant minds of the last decades. 

“A shy man, not worldly: international”, writes Marisa Galbiati in the book’s introduction to this new edition, “a ‘great and domestic bourgeois hero’, as he was defined by Fulvio Irace, Mendini influenced generations of designers but also of people not necessarily connected to the field. Thanks to him, today we look at human and artificial landscapes with different eyes. He gifted us with a curious and poetic look, with the potential of drawing energy from everyday objects, from the spaces we inhabit.”

Author: Alessandro Mendini

Edited by: Marisa Galbiati

Publisher: Nottetempo

Dimensions: 14 x 20 cms

Number of pages: 144

Language: Italian

Cover: Soft Cover

ISBN: 9788874529117

First year edition: 2021


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