A renowned protagonist of contemporary design and architecture whose poetics has expanded beyond the borders of Italy to achieve international acclaim.
Universal impact and poetry are the main features of the vast work of Alessandro Mendini, the Italian architect, designer, painter and theoretician. His painting represents an original contribution to the contemporary Italian scene, while his architecture creates buildings and spaces in which emotion is a central focus. In the field of design his works embody a spiritual adventure, capable of exploring the very limits of creativity.
The book covers three decades of activity of Alessandro Mendini and Atelier Mendini, founded together with his brother Francesco in Milan in 1989. Four important critics explore many-faceted output, examining it from different angles to discover its fundamental structures, formal influences, antimonies and references. The fine selection of color illustrations includes architectural projects and design objects, as well as many fascinating drawings.