Author: Kazuko Sato
Publisher: TACO Verlagsgesellschaft und Agentur, mbH © 1988
Specs: 11.75”h x 9.25”, Softcover. Text in German and English.
Pages: 213 Pages. Hundreds of beautiful photographs and drawings in black and white and color.
Details: Brief history of Alchimia included along with profiles of the artists and designers. Their projects, exhibitions, performances, and interiors beginning with the early re-designed cupboards and Bauhaus redux through to the Post-radical designs are detailed with text, drawings and photos. Book in very good condition.
Notes from the archive: Alchimia (formed in 1976 in Milan, Italy) as a design manifesto is verbalized by Alessandro Mendini in the introduction to this book, "design is delicate and does not impose itself, but stays beside and gently accompanies the lives and deaths of the people who like it.”
This book was planned and executed by Ms. Sato as an introduction to the Japanese people of the extraordinary design accomplishments of the Italian design collective, including Alessandro Mendini, Ettore Sottsass, Andrea Branzi, Michele De Lucchi, Paola Navone and Daniela Puppa. This is the ultimate book on this influential radical design movement.