Ettore Sottsass once took 1,780 photographs on a 12-day trip to South America, and for years he photographed every hotel room in which he had slept with a woman. Wherever he goes, this world-renowned artist, architect, industrial designer, publisher, theoretician, and ceramicist carries a camera to photograph anything that catches his relentless and acute eye: doors, temples, kitchens, billboards, people, trees, graffiti, fruit—nothing escapes him.
This substantial volume contains over 400 of Sottsass' color and black and white images, beautifully reproduced. Several of these works are from his 1972–1978 "Metaphor" series, in which architecture is featured as a backdrop and support to human existence.
Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Museo di Capodimonte in Naples, Italy, April 30 through June 16, 2004.
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