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MASSIMO MARIANI: PROGETTI 1980-2005 (DUAL LANGUAGE EDITION: ITALIAN & ENGLISH)

Introduction by LARA-VINCA MASINI

Dual language edition: ENGLISH/ITALIAN
HARDCOVER / 232 pages
9-1/2 x 11-3/4 inches/ 24 x 30 cm
210 color illustrations
ISBN-13: 978-1-905216-02-4

US $ 65

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DESCRIPTION

The architecture and design of Massimo Mariani is characterized by intriguing forms and bold colors. Objects designed by Mariani have won several awards and have been displayed in galleries and museums throughout the world. Mariani’s varied architectural projects include private residences, museums, and corporate offices. Massimo Mariani: Progetti 1980–2005 covers the first twenty-five years of activity by this Tuscan designer. Included are his early works done with Studio Stilema, which was dedicated to realizing experimental furniture, and projects from the heart of his career, which has been focused on interior design and architecture. Often Mariani’s commissions are for buildings in banal suburban settings but his expressive architecture incorporates color and luminosity to counterbalance the surroundings. The architect also applies this methodology to his interiors resulting in spaces that are bright, open, and animated. The book includes an introduction by architecture critic Lara-Vinca Masini that reconstructs the cultural context of Mariani’s work, beginning with his experiences in the sixties and seventies with the Radical Architecture movement in Florence.

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LARA-VINCA MASINI is a contemporary art critic and has written many essays and monographs on the subject. She has also organized shows and exhibitions throughout Europe.