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Taschen pays tribute to prolific designer Gio Ponti with an XL-sized coffee table book

A comprehensive look at Ponti's over six-decade career.
Author:
Taschen Gio Panti

From his jaw-dropping churches to his timeless furniture designs, Gio Ponti is not only one of the most famous architects of all time, his work continues to inspire both designers and architects to this day. Authors Stefano Casciani, Brian Kish, and Fabio Marino are honoring Ponti with an XL format book worthy of the architect's extensive catalog of work. 

"This new book is the most comprehensive account of Ponti’s work to date, unprecedented in scale and scope. It tracks the development of his oeuvre over 6 decades, with 136 projects indexed and reproduced in high resolution, each object framed by the context in which Ponti had created it. Like windows onto his elusive life, unpublished materials and candid imagery create new dialogues between his famous masterpieces and his lesser-known feats. A rich layer of texts, featuring an extensive biographical essay by Stefano Casciani, was produced in close collaboration with the Gio Ponti Archives offering an intimate insight on his life’s work. Materializing Ponti’s core philosophy of modernity, this book presents architecture as a performing object, a "self-illuminating" stage for his humanistic art de vivre and boundless creativity."


$250, taschen.com

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