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Barbara Radice, Ettore Sottsass - A Critical Biography


Featuring over 100 full-page colour illustrations - photographs, architectural drawings, sketches, collages - this monograph explores Sottsass's work in all his many fields of activity, including his world-famous office products for Olivetti, and his colourful Memphis furniture. Barbara Radice, a long-time associate of Sottsass, gives a sensitive account of his life and work, drawing on her keen understanding of his talents, personality, preoccupations, likes and dislikes. She outlines his working methods, describes the inspiration he draws from popular culture, follows him on his constant travels, and explains the interactions necessary for his long-term responsibilities at Olivetti's design division.

Pages: 264

Publication date: 1993