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    Fornasetti: Designer of Dreams (Piero Fornasetti) (Paperback) By (author) Patrick Mauries, By (author) Ettore Sottsass

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    DescriptionDuring Piero Fornasetti's long career he established an enduring reputation as a designer with a style that was all his own -- a style based on illusionism, architectural perspectives, and a host of personal leitmotifs, such as the sun, playing cards, fishes, and flowers, from which he spun seemingly endless variations.Fornasetti applied his decorative vocabulary to an astonishing array of objects -- hats, waistcoats, pipes, ashtrays, chairs, plates, cabinets, pianos, shops, racing cars, ocean liners: all were transformed by the application of unexpected images.The Post-Modernist reappraisal of design has left Fornasetti's oeuvre more contemporary and popular than ever. Designers and collectors today celebrate his use of allusion, unsettling images, and striking juxtapositions to create unique, whimsical objects. Fornasetti's masterpieces shock, delight, and inspire.

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    Designer of Dreams
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Patrick Mauries, By (author) Ettore Sottsass
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 220 mm
    Height: 300 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 1,590 g
    ISBN 13: 9780500280515
    ISBN 10: 0500280517

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    BIC E4L: ART
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    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
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    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    DC21: 745.4492
    Libri: I-AT
    BISAC V2.8: DES000000
    BIC subject category V2: AFT
    BISAC V2.8: DES008000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25890
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 745.4/492
    LC classification: NK1535.F67 A4 1998
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 745.4492
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    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    116 colour illustrations
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    [A book] we are fortunate to have back in print.