Publisher: Nai010 Publishers, ISBN: 9789090323435, Format: Hardcover, 260 x 300mm, 194pp, ills colour and b/w
Italian designer, architect, and theorist Alessandro Mendini played a crucial role in the development of Italian, postmodern, and radical design. This book is published on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition of his work at the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands, which he helped to plan and curate in great detail prior to his passing in 2019. Mendini is also responsible for the design of one of the museum’s three main pavilions, making the exhibition a fitting tribute to his influential legacy. Its catalogue therefore forms a map of the diverse cultural streams and inspirations Mendini encountered and absorbed throughout his career, illuminating his humanistic, utopian attitude.