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Sgrafo vs Fat Lava

Sgrafo vs Fat Lava  - Sgrafo vs Fat Lava
The art of ceramics.
Whether it is a question of Sgrafo vases, of Raymond Loewy's "Form 2000" for Rosenthal (1954), or of the improbable "Fat Lava"glacis of the 1970s, postwar German ceramics attest to a surprising stylistic inventiveness and diversity.
Through these creations, both well-known and anonymous designers knew how to capture the impulses of a society in the middle of reconstruction and desirous of looking to the future. Mixing references to Op art, the geometry of a Verner Panton, or the vegetal style of the hippie wave, these objects follow a path of exaggerated shape unique in the history of forms.
In this sense they simultaneously incarnate the inevitable bombacity that menaces design, and its aspirations to autonomy as a quasi-artistic practice. It is this crossing of intentions and this body of supposedly ordinary objects that this publication explores, with a text by the specialist Horst Markus, and an interview with the designer Ronan Bouroullec.
Edited by Nicolas Trembley.
Texts by Horst Makus, Nicolas Trembley, interview with Ronan Bouroullec.
published in April 2012
English edition
10,5 x 16,5 cm (softcover)
64 pages (22 color ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-03764-277-1
EAN : 9783037642771
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