Munari's Books

Author(s): Giorgio Maffei

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A chronological survey of Munari's book designs spanning from 1928-1990, that among to more than 150 books. Like William Addison Dwiggins, Munari's book designs were just a small part of his overall creative output. Painting, sculpture, photography, poetry, and film were areas that he explored, as well as writing several children's books. A: But what do you use a book for? B: To learn about things or to amuse oneself, in any case to add to one's knowledge of the world. A: Oh, I see, it helps to make life more fun. + B: Yes, very often.--Bruno Munari, Comment to the Prelibri. Bruno Munari has always considered books as the preferential means to communicate thoughts, a sort of work of art in itself that could show ideas and convey creativity. As book that deals with Munari's books, this volume aims to put in chronological order his contributions and relationships with the publishing industry, from the very first experiences as a graphic designer to the cooperation with the big national publishing firms, going through his extraordinary innovative


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Giorgio Maffei is an art historian, specialising in in the history of 20th century publishing. He also is a free-lance curator focusing on exhibitions of artist's books

General Fields

  • : 9781616893866
  • : Princeton Architectural Press
  • : Princeton Architectural Press
  • : March 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Giorgio Maffei
  • : Paperback
  • : 288