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Big Objects Not Always Silent (2 vol.)

Nathalie du Pasquier - Big Objects Not Always Silent (2 vol.)
This two-volume publication consists of an artist's book by Nathalie Du Pasquier with drawings, photographs, and reproductions of her paintings and a publication with photographic portraits of her works from the past decades by Delfino Sisto Legnani.
Nathalie du Pasquier was one of the founding members of Memphis, the groundbreaking Milanese design and architecture collective. During her time with the group she designed patterns for textiles and carpets as well as objects and furniture. Since 1987, however, her main focus and passion has been painting. The title of this publication describes the main focus of her work: the still life. Her distinct influences are visible here: travels to Africa, the ornamentation of the Wiener Werkstätte, the art of Le Corbusier and Amédée Ozenfant, and Novecento painting by Giorgio de Chirico and Giorgio Morandi.
Published following the eponymous exhibition, Kunsthalle Wien, from July 15 to November 13, 2016.
A famous designer and co-founder of the Memphis group in Milan in 1981, Nathalie Du Pasquier (born 1957 in Bordeaux, France, lives in Milan, Italy) accompanied the (post)modern adventure around designer Ettore Sottsass, with the creation of objects, fabrics, carpets, and furniture. In 1986, she started devoting herself exclusively to two- and three-dimensional painting. Memphis's radicalism and formal inventiveness measured solely in terms of a scathing and iconoclastic postmodernism erased a little too quickly the adventure's modern foundations. Nathalie Du Pasquier's paintings are a perfect revelation of these connections: axonometric compositions applied to painting, the palette of muffled colors, objects, when they are present in the compositions, wink at the purism of a Corbusier or an Ozenfant. Mixed with memories and assimilations arising from the most tridimensional Suprematism–the architectones–some paintings and constructions also give prominence to this history of art and the applied arts.
Edited by Luca Lo Pinto.
Texts by Andrew Ayers, Dafne Boggeri, Luca Lo Pinto, Stephen Piccolo, Lodovico Pignatti Morano, Barbara Radice.

Graphic design: Tank Boys.
published in January 2017
English edition
21 x 29,7 cm (softcover)
260 pages (170 color & 20 b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-95679-255-7
EAN : 9783956792557
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