The Bally Shoe Company was founded in 1851 by Carl Franz Bally (1821—1899) and his brother Fritz in the basement of their family home in Switzerland. By 1854 the shoe company was operating under the corporate name C. F. Bally. After more than 150 years, Bally has come to represent quality and design. This book illustrates the history of Bally up to the early 1960s, when the public embraced the development of footwear design that embraced comfort, lifestyle, and elegance. Through a vast array of color photographs, period illustrations, and vintage posters, the book presents Bally designs that have intrigued and enchanted us for over a century. The pictures illustrate the evolution of styles from the end of the 19th century, when Bally stepped boldly into the international market. Bally features the different fabrics, embroidery, colors, and weaves of one hundred shoes carefully selected from the Bally Shoe Museum of Zurich.
Moreno Gentili organizes communication and multimedia events and teaches Image and Communication at the Politecnico of Milan. He has organized projects for events such as the Turin Winter Olympic Games 2006 and the Literature Festival of Mantua 2004. His published works include Do Not Cross, Illycaffè, Europe Terminal, and NYC: New York Revisited.
Published by Charta. Essays by Gabriel Bauret, Giovanna Calvenzi, and Angela Vettese.
How has the Old Continent evolved in scientific terms at the beginning of the third millennium? European Terminal is a project by artist Moreno Gentili on the concept of technology and the human countenance. Space, food, weapons, biological sciences, nuclear energy, medicine, chemistry, pharmaceutical, environment, human resources, computing and more make up this photographic work begun in 1992. This anti-romantic project is the artist's vision of two parallel worlds. In one, Western wealth increases and the chaos and values which represent the concept of development and consumption in our time emerge. In the other, technology poisons mankind. Through more than 200 images, we get a glance at that utopia hidden in the heart of the old continent, which, according to Gentili, has sold its soul to increasingly sophisticated and evolved machines.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 7.75 x 7.75 in. / 368 pgs / 116 color / 113 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/15/2005 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2005 p. 83
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881584932TRADE List Price: $55.00 CDN $65.00