Napoleone Martinuzzi: Venini 1925-31

Napoleone Martinuzzi: Venini 1925-31 : Venini 1925-1931

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Napoleone Martinuzzi, an artist held in high esteem by poet Gabriele dAnnunzio, became a partner of Paolo Venini in 1925. In his capacity as the artistic director of V.S.M. Venini & C. he designed magnificent objects until 1931. This book reviews his entire production as a glass designer, consisting of about 600 pieces identified after lengthy and thorough research. Unpublished records found in the Archivio Storico Venini have allowed researchers to appreciate the full extent of Martinuzzi's contribution to the factory's production and to identify many of his designs, some of which were previously unknown. After devising elegant clear blown glass objects, the artist went on to explore previously unseen matter like bubble glass and opaque glass in intense and solid colours; he designed a wide repertoire of vases, cups, lights and peculiar decorative objects like fruits, coloured glass creatures and succulent plants, some of which were monumental in size. The book contains a wide range of period photographs, signed designs and factory more

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  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 286 x 306 x 44mm | 2,839.96g
  • Milan, Italy
  • English
  • 1780 colour illustrations
  • 8857221407
  • 9788857221403
  • 963,790

About Marino Brovier

Marino Barovier is an author and independent curator. He was born in Venice into one of the oldest families of Murano glassmakers. In 1983, he joined his wife, Marina, in the study of the history of twentieth-century Murano more

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-Glittering Venini Glassworks Come to Life in a New Book. Objects rendered in deep greens, electric blues, and vibrant reds burst onto the page (nearly 500 pages, in fact) in an array of atypical forms and opacities. It's a fitting tribute to the man and an intriguing resource for those casually interested and learned alike.- -Architectural Digestshow more