Casa Bella

Author: Massimo Listri
Editor: Magnus Edizioni
ISBN: 9781566493802
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How many ways are there to live? Clearly no one has ever counted them; many are tied to cultural or religious traditions, popular consensus or aesthetic conventions. Be that as it may, it is evident that Massimo Listri has documented a significant proportion of these modus vivendi both theoretical and actual. Throughout his long career as a photographer, Listri has been a welcome guest in thousands of homes. With his photographs he has tried to render the subtle nuances and sense of life that pervades each one of them: the breath, the tastes, and the passions of those who live there. He has captured a living image constructed of light and shadow with all-encompassing views and evocative details; photographs that combine a conceptual classicism with a modern purism and serve as a touchstone to kindle the sensation of 'home' through a trompe-l'oeil, a picture window or an arrangement of paintings. Varying in style from classic to contemporary, with locations from the Mediterranean to the Alps, from urban settings to rural and indigenous areas, from east to west, the fifty-five houses found here are amongst the most evocative in the world. It is not without reason that this book is entitled 'Casa Bella' – these living spaces are seen from within, mediated by the vision of the proprietor, interior designer, or architect who conceived them. Taken together these images describe an infinite house, ever in progress, and in their own way recount a history of Man and his notion of 'the beautiful'.


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La Casa Bella

Author: Michele Prisco
Editor: Guida Editori
ISBN: 9788871880044
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Design Discourse

Author: Victor Margolin
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226505145
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Although design infuses every object in the material world and gives form to immaterial processes as well, it is only recently that design itself has become the focus of intellectual debate. In Design Discourse, Victor Margolin gathers together a body of new writing in the emerging field of design studies. The contributors argue in different ways for a rethinking of design in light of its cultural significance and its powerful position in today's society.

Anna Lucia Book 2 The Casa Bella Chronicles

Author: Liz Galvano
Editor: Xulon Press
ISBN: 9781545608173
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Vincenzo Castello How hard it is to focus on the task at hand when your mind wants nothing more than to sink into sweet oblivion. Almighty God, give me strength. Stone and weeds dug into his head, grit bit his face. So much blood. The weapon. He must act now or not at all. Footsteps on gravel told of the enemies approach. The Sicilian slowly tightened his grip. Through slit eyelids he watched and waited. The enemy raised his revolver. Only God could have arranged this meeting. Only God could heal a woman so wounded. In His service by life or death; will this vow be fulfilled? Anna Lucia; Book 2, The Casa Bella Chronicles Liz Galvano has been writing stories since she was a girl. She lives in Florida with her husband, Jeff, and a menagerie of animals.

Networks Of Design

Author: Jonathan Glynne
Editor: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1599429063
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Networks of Design maps a new methodological territory in design studies, conceived as a field of interdisciplinary inquiry and practice informed by a range of responses to actor network theory. It brings together a rich body of current work by researchers in the social sciences, technology, material culture, cultural geography, information technology, and systems design, and design theory and history. This collection will be invaluable to students and researchers in many areas of design studies and to design practitioners receptive to new and challenging notions of what constitutes the design process. Over ninety essays are thematically organised to address five aspects of the expanded notions of mediation, agency, and collaboration posited by network theory: Ideas, Things, Technology, Texts, and People. The collection also includes an important new essay on rethinking the concept of design by Bruno Latour, one of the most influential figures in the philosophy and sociology of science and technology and a pioneer of actor network theory, and essays deriving from forum discussions involving designers and designer-makers responsive to actor network theory. Rather than an anthology of previously-published essays, Networks of Design presents work in progress on design theory and its applications. It is the outcome of a live and vigorous debate on the possibilities and actualities offered by actor network led conceptualisations of the relationships and processes constituting design. All the essays, many collaborative, derive from papers presented at the international conference of the Design History Society held at University College Falmouth, UK in the Autumn of 2008.

Le Casa Bella

ISBN: 9788870802856
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History Of Modern Architecture

Author: Leonardo Benevolo
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262520454
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Let it be said at once that the format of this work is richly handsome: it is atwo-volume boxed set comprising 844 pages and well over 1,000 high-quality illustrations, and itreflects throughout its publisher's conviction that good design is an essential, not superficial,part of bookmaking.Beyond that, it should be emphasized that this work is not another facilecultural tour of modern architecture. It is a serious and original study of the beginnings anddevelopment of modernism in which the pictorial aspects are designed to aid in the communication ofthe author's closely reasoned formulations, rather than to gloss over a lack of substantivecontent.The book is a translation of the third Italian edition, published in 1966. Benevolo, who ison the faculty of architecture in Venice, has earned an international reputation as a historian ofarchitecture and town planning, and his publications embrace the span of time from the Renaissanceto the foreseeable future. One such publication, The Origins of Modern Town Planning (The MIT Press,1967), may be read as a prelude to the present work as well as an independent contribution. Perhapsmore than any other architectural historian in our time, Benevolo has made a determined effort toplace developments in design and planning in their proper social and political settings.Indeed, theauthor argues that the development of the modern movement in architecture was determined, not byaesthetic formalisms, but largely by the social changes that have occurred since about 1760: "Afterthe middle of the eighteenth century, without the continuity of formal activity being in any waybroken, indeed while architectural language seems to be acquiring a particular coherence, therelations between architect and society began to change radically.... New material and spiritualneeds, new ideas and modes of procedure arise both within and beyond the traditional limits, andfinally they run together to form a new architectural synthesis that is completely different fromthe old one. In this way it is possible to explain the birth of modern architecture, which otherwisewould seem completely incomprehensible...."This second volume is concerned with the modern movementproper, from 1914 to 1966. The author emphasizes the unity of the movement, rejecting the usualtreatment that allots to the individual architects separate and unconnected biographicalaccounts.Benevolo remarks at one point, "When one talks about modern architecture one must bear inmind the fact that it implies not only a new range of forms, but also a new way of thinking, whoseconsequences have not yet all been calculated." His main concern is to provide a more exactcalculation of those consequences.

Encyclopedia Of Contemporary Italian Culture

Author: Gino Moliterno
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134758766
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This rigorously compiled A-Z volume offers rich, readable coverage of the diverse forms of post-1945 Italian culture. With over 900 entries by international contributors, this volume is genuinely interdisciplinary in character, treating traditional political, economic, and legal concerns, with a particular emphasis on neglected areas of popular culture. Entries range from short definitions, histories or biographies to longer overviews covering themes, movements, institutions and personalities, from advertising to fascism, and Pirelli to Zeffirelli. The Encyclopedia aims to inform and inspire both teachers and students in the following fields: *Italian language and literature *Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences *European Studies *Media and Cultural Studies *Business and Management *Art and Design It is extensively cross-referenced, has a thematic contents list and suggestions for further reading.

Casabella 1928 2008

Author: Chiara Baglione
Editor: Mondadori Electa
ISBN: 9788837065546
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Il primo numero de "La Casa bella", rivista dedicata alle "arti e industrie de l'arredamento", esce nel gennaio del 1928. Questo volume ne raccoglie i 762 numeri pubblicati fino al 2008. Si può immaginare questa massa di carta come una miniera, un deposito di parole e immagini al quale attingere selettivamente, una fonte di dati e materiali da interrogare con obiettivi e in modi diversi: alla ricerca di informazioni sulle opere realizzate in una determinata area geografica, o progettate in un arco di tempo definito; oppure per ricostruire la produzione di un architetto, ma anche i dibattiti e le polemiche che hanno di volta in volta animato la scena italiana e internazionale, in alcuni casi, entrando nella storia, in altri, rimanendo confinate nella cronaca. Ripercorse nel loro stratificarsi durante gli ottant'anni di vita della rivista, queste pagine possono aiutare a delineare spaccati interessanti su questioni specifiche: l'evoluzione della professione dell'architetto nel nostro paese, la storia delle facoltà di architettura e delle crisi che ciclicamente ne hanno segnato l'evoluzione, la storia della Triennale di Milano, sia in relazione a temi e allestimenti, sia per i dibattiti nati in merito alla sua gestione, ai suoi compiti e al suo ruolo.