Design Behind Design book – Silvana Editoriale

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[Author: Marco Romanelli, Carlo Capponi]
The implicit question in the title of the XXI Triennale, Design after design, poses the problem of “what is there after the project?”, that is, what voices resonate in each object beyond its function and form. One is therefore called upon to reason about meaning. The volume documents, among others, architectural projects by Gio Ponti, Figini and Pollini, Vico Magistretti and Mario Tedeschi, Giovanni Muzio, Ignazio Gardella, Luigi Caccia Dominioni; works by Lucio Fontana, Francesco Messina, Fausto Melotti, Emilio Greco, Mario Sironi, William Congdon, Adolfo Wildt, Roberto Sambonet and William Xerra; photographs by Giovanni Chiaramonte, Mario Cresci, Gabriele Basilico, Mario Carrieri and Francesco Radino.

 

The implicit question in the title of the XXI Triennale, Design after design, poses the problem of “what is there after the project?”, that is, what voices resonate in each object beyond its function and form. One is therefore called upon to reason about meaning. Entering into a specific field, without going into strictly doctrinal analysis, we can certainly state that, since time immemorial, there has been a form of art, architecture, music, photography, in a word, a project, which poses the problem of “what is there after (or before?)”. A project aimed at representing the infinite in finite forms: this is why “Design after Design” is transformed into “Design behind Design”. Analyzing the “representations of the sacred”, in the territory of the Archdiocese of Milan, from the post-war period to today, means telling the story of a man-creator able to look beyond his pencil, designing both the object and its meaning. “After” or “Behind” can therefore be used to indicate the shift of meaning towards the “mysterion”, towards what is “not completely revealed”, which is “before and after things”. The volume documents, among others, architectural projects by Gio Ponti, Figini and Pollini, Vico Magistretti and Mario Tedeschi, Giovanni Muzio, Ignazio Gardella, Luigi Caccia Dominioni; works by Lucio Fontana, Francesco Messina, Fausto Melotti, Emilio Greco, Mario Sironi, William Congdon, Adolfo Wildt, Roberto Sambonet and William Xerra; photographs by Giovanni Chiaramonte, Mario Cresci, Gabriele Basilico, Mario Carrieri and Francesco Radino.

Milan, Museo Diocesano, April – September 2016
Official event of the XXI International Exhibition of the Triennale di Milano, ‘Design After Design’

Additional information

Dimensions 15 × 21 cm
Binding

Paperback with flaps

Pages

128

Language

Italian

Anno

2016

 

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Silvana Editoriale was founded in 1948 by Amilcare Pizzi, as a way of remembering his daughter Silvana, who died prematurely in 1944. Through his commitment and passion, Pizzi expanded its business by publishing books of enormous value. In the mid-90s, Silvana redefined its publishing strategy, embarking on a path of growth and development on the national and international markets, focused on the fields of art, design, architecture and photography, all of which is documented in the on-site catalogue. Today, Silvana Editoriale publishes more than 400 titles a year in collaboration with Foundations, Research Institutes, Universities and Museums across Europe, the United States and the Middle East.