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Il segno e lo spirito / The sign and the spirit Gabriella Crespi

curated by Cesare Cunaccia

Il segno e lo spirito / The sign and the spirit
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An extraordinary exhibition and a catalogue on the great artist, designer and brilliant creator of furnishings and decorative objects. Art expert Cesare Cunaccia met Gabriella Crespi and paints a vivid and enthusiastic portrait of her.

Born in Milan in 1922, Gabriella Crespi grew up in Tuscany, close to Florence, where she first developed her love of nature.

Gabriella was a designer, artist and brilliant creator of works until 1987. She produced her best creations in the 1960s and 1970s and they furnished the homes of famous people such as Thomas Hoving, Princess Grace of Monaco, Gunther Sachs and the Shah of Iran.



The multipurpose nature of Crespi furniture was her trademark and productions ranged from dining tables to bookcases that served as partitions in bedrooms and chairs that turned into beds. Unique pieces that are now much sought after, especially in America where they often come under the hammers of leading auction houses.

Her attention to nature translated into the creation of zoomorphic ornaments, in silvered and gilded metal and with ostrich eggs, semi-precious stones and vitreous material.

An extraordinary exhibition on the great artist, designer and brilliant creator of furnishings and decorative objects. Art expert Cesare Cunaccia met Gabriella Crespi for the occasion and paints a vivid and enthusiastic portrait of her.


Format
24 x 24
Binding
hardcover
Pages
144
Year of publication
2011
ISBN
9788837085056
Language
Bilingual Italian/English
Genre
Design
Publisher
Electa

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