Living with Art | Research and works in the applied arts and in design
Abitare con arte | Ricerche e opere nelle arti applicate e nel design
A book-manifesto that details the 60-plus year career of Ugo La Pietra in applied arts and design through his research. An unorthodox, humanist and eclectic designer, since the late 1950s, La Pietra has always moved on the outskirts of the system, but in a bravely transdisciplinary perspective. Through his tireless work, Ugo La Pietra has practised with and experienced all possible languages. Not just architecture and design, but also cinema, painting, sculpture, comics, drawings, music and poetry.
Now this volume collects the various moments that, over time, have characterised his involvement in the evolution of the world of design, marked in thematic chapters that examine the problems and theories that have accompanied his research.
This volume was selected by the ADI Permanent Design Observatory as an example of the best Italian design put into production.