SUPER DESIGN: ITALIAN RADICAL DESIGN 1965-75 by Maria Cristina Didero
In the mid 1960s, Radical Design started as a youth rally against the Italian establishment; a rejection of accepted design norms. It quickly became a movement that brought together some of the most dynamic thinkers and ambitious makers across the country like Gaetano Pesce as well as groups like Superstudio and Archizoom Associati. This short-lived, but powerful movement established these Italian Radicals as some of the most experimental architects, designers, and artists of their time, going on to significantly influence the arc of design history.
Catharine Rossi puts it best, "Despite all the prominence of these architects' loud rejection of the overly conventional architectural activity of designing buildings, they did succeed in realizing one type of space where one could experience the Radical vision night after night. This space was the discotheque." WORK HARD, PLAY HARD.
9.3 x 1.2 x 11.3