(SOLD): PONTI, Lisa Licitra. Gio Ponti: L’Opera.
(Milan): Leonardo Editorale, 1990. First edition. Quarto. 287 pages. The first complete survey and thematic profile of one of the most prolific and accomplished Italian architects of the century. From the Richard-Ginori chinaware and the founding of Domus magazine in the 1920s and ‘3Os, to the Pirelli tower erected in Milan in the 1950s to the “facade” architecture of the ’70s, Gio Ponti has been a major force in the shaping of twentieth-century Italian design. This volume presents a fully illustrated decade-by-decade account of Ponti’s vast output in interior and industrial design, decorative arts, and architecture. It describes his powerful influence on generations of Italian designers, his contributions to Italy’s urban culture, and his role as a propagandist and editor. A very good plus copy in dust jacket. A nice copy of this impressive work.