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Title Objects of desire : surrealism and design 1924-today / [editors, Mateo Kries, Tanja Cunz].

Publication Info. Weil am Rhein, Germany : Vitra Design Museum, [2019]


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Description 368 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimile, portraits ; 25 cm
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Note Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany, September 28, 2019-January 19, 2020; CaixaForum, Barcelona, Spain, February 27-June 7, 2020; CaixaForum, Madrid, Spain, July 9-October 25, 2020; CaixaForum, Sevilla, Spain, November 24, 2020-March 21, 2021; CaixaForum, Zaragoza, Spain, April 14-August 15, 2021.
With works by Gae Aulenti, André Breton, Achille Castiglioni, Le Corbusier, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Dunne & Raby, Ray Eames, Max Ernst, Front Design, Iris van Herpen, Friedrich Kiesler, Shiro Kuramata, René Magritte, Lee Miller, Carlo Mollino, Isamu Noguchi, Odd Matter, Meret Oppenheim, Mimi Parent, Gaetano Pesce, Man Ray, Robert Stadler, Studio Wieki Somers, among others.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 358-359) and index.
Contents Essays. Objects of desire. A short design history of surrealism / Mateo Kries ; Lyrical forms, divergent functions: between surrealism and design / Krzzysztof Fijalkowski ; Sensations of the ordinary: the image of objects between strangeness and affection / Claudia Mareis ; Let women in! Surrealism between design, misogyny, and the gender binary / Vera Sacchetti ; Notes on Carlo Mollino and surrealism / Napoleone Ferrari ; The surreal life: notes on surrealistic interiors and scenography / Tanja Cunz ; Dissident designs and ethnographic surrealisms / Alex Coles
Summary Surrealism expanded our reality by drawing upon myths, dreams, and the subconscious as sources of artistic inspiration. Beginning in the 1930s, the movement made a crucial impact on design, and it continues to inspire designers to this day. "Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design" is the first book to document this fascinating conversation. It includes numerous essays and a comprehensive selection of images which traces these reciprocal exchanges by juxtaposing exemplary artworks and design objects. Among the featured artists and designers are Gae Aulenti, Achille Castiglioni, Giorgio de Chirico, Le Corbusier, Salvador Dali, Marcel Duchamp, ntoni Gaudi, Frederick Kiesler, Rene Magritte, Carlo Mollino, Meret Oppenheim, and many others. The book is rounded off with historical text material as well as short texts and statements by contemporary designers. This in-depth examination makes one thing abundantly clear: form does not always follow function - it can also follow our obsessions, our fantasies, and our hidden desires.
Subject Surrealism -- Exhibitions.
Surrealism -- History -- Exhibitions.
Surrealist artists -- Exhibitions.
Arts, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Arts, Modern -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Design -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Kries, Mateo, 1974- editor.
Cunz, Tanja, editor.
Vitra Design Museum, host institution.
CaixaForum (Barcelona, Spain), host institution.
CaixaForum (Madrid, Spain), host institution.
CaixaForum (Sevilla, Spain), host institution.
CaixaForum (Zaragoza, Spain), host institution.
Added Title Surrealism and design 1924-today
ISBN 3945852331

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