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By Grace Lees-Maffei

Items made or designed in Italy take pleasure in a profile which a long way outstrips the country's modest production output. Italy's wonderful layout history and acceptance for kind and innovation has 'added price' to items made in Italy. in view that 1945, Italian layout has commanded an expanding volume of recognition from layout newshounds, critics and shoppers. yet is Italian layout a sufferer of its personal famous person? Made in Italy brings jointly top layout historians to discover this query, discussing either the historical past and value of layout from Italy and its foreign effect. Addressing a variety of Italian layout fields, together with motor vehicle layout, photograph layout, business and inside layout and ceramics, recognized designers akin to Alberto Rosselli and Ettore Sottsass, Jr. and iconic manufacturers similar to Olivetti, Vespa and Alessi, the publication explores the old, cultural and social affects that formed Italian layout, and the way those iconic designs have contributed to the trendy canon of Italian-inspired items.

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