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Carlo Mollino

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Carlo Mollino (1905-1973) was an architect, designer, photographer and writer, not to mention a race-car driver and a pilot. His buildings include the Royal Theatre in Turin, and his furniture, like his photography, is ever more valuable. In 2005, a Mollino table sold for $3.8 million, setting a world record for twentieth-century decorative art.

   

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Carlo Mollino: Arabesques

MONDADORI ELECTA
Text by Lisa Ponti, Carmen Guererro, Fulvio Ferrari

Pbk, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 288 pgs / 100 color / 80 bw. | 8/31/2009 | In stock
ISBN 9788837048570 | $60.00


Message from the Darkroom

ADARTE
By Carlo Mollino. Introduction by Fulvio Ferrari .

Hardcover, 9.75 x 13.5 in. / 448 pgs / 14 color 319 bw / 5 duotone. | 3/1/2007 | In stock
ISBN 9788889082034 | $240.00


      

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Carlo Mollino: Un Messaggio dalla Camera Oscura

MODERNE KUNST NüRNBERG
Edited by Gerald A. Matt. Text by Napoleone Ferrari, Lucas Gehrmann, Gerald A. Matt.

Hbk, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 220 pgs / 80 color / 2 bw. | 4/30/2012 | Not available
ISBN 9783869842448 | $50.00


Carlo Mollino: Casa del Sole

MUSEO CASA MOLLINO

Hardback, 8.5 x 11 in. / 130 pgs / 239 color. | 3/1/2008 | Not available
ISBN 9788889082058 | $55.00


Carlo Mollino: Photographs 1956-1962

MUSEO CASA MOLLINO
Edited and with essays by Napoleone Ferrari and Fulvio Ferrari.

Hardcover, 10 x 11.5 in. / 336 pgs / 352 color. | 8/15/2006 | Not available
ISBN 9780977880706 | $120.00


Carlo Mollino: Un Messaggio dalla Camera OscuraCarlo Mollino: Un Messaggio dalla Camera Oscura

Published by Moderne Kunst Nürnberg.
Edited by Gerald A. Matt. Text by Napoleone Ferrari, Lucas Gehrmann, Gerald A. Matt.

Carlo Mollino (1905–1973) was possessed of both tremendous energy and incredibly diverse abilities: famed as an architect and furniture designer, he was also a writer, photographer, race-car driver and downhill skier. His private life was no less intense. Mollino had a closely guarded obsession with erotic portraiture, and would regularly invite prostitutes from the streets of Turin to come to his home and pose for him. The scenes were carefully prepared: the models would dress (or partially undress) in costumes, accessories and wigs that Mollino had acquired on trips to France or Southeast Asia, and pose before backdrops of drapery, screens and sculptural furniture. Despite the furtive circumstances of their production, these portraits express the aesthetics of Mollino’s more public photographs, as the models appear more statuesque than pornographic. Likewise, the opulent interiors and opulent furnishings of Mollino’s private homes in Turin, the Villa Zaira and what is now known as Casa Mollino serve as crucial components of the compositions. In 1962, Mollino began to employ Polaroid film for these shoots, eventually making some 1,300 exposures before his death in 1973. Neither these nor the silver gelatin works that preceded them were published in his lifetime, and this is the first publication of these Polaroids.

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MODERNE KUNST NüRNBERG

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 220 pgs / 80 color / 2 bw.

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PUB DATE 4/30/2012
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Carlo Mollino: ArabesquesCarlo Mollino: Arabesques

Published by Mondadori Electa.
Text by Lisa Ponti, Carmen Guererro, Fulvio Ferrari

Arabesques is a celebration of the life and achievements of Carlo Mollino (1905-1973)--architect, designer, author and photographer, and one of Italy's most extraordinary cultural innovators. In a 100 color and 80 black and white illustrations, and with commentary by an array of contemporary Mollino scholars, it examines his famously elegant furniture designs, a selection of his most iconic buildings, his wonderfully futuristic aeroplane and automobile designs and a portfolio of his photographic portraits of women. It reveals a man almost impossible to grasp in his entirety, with a ravenous intellect and a temperament both friendly and proud, whose work requires the attentions of several scholars--among them Lisa Ponti, Carmen Guererro and Fulvio Ferrari--to assess here. Yet Mollino's approach was itself often synthetic; his interiors (which were almost always commissioned) integrated his furniture, interior design and architecture towards a unified aesthetic environment, expressing a coherent aesthetic of elegance and energetic sinuousness. Arabesques makes sense of this rare instance of a true Renaissance man, and will sweep the reader up in Mollino's infectious energy and polymorphous genius.

PUBLISHER
MONDADORI ELECTA

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 288 pgs / 100 color / 80 bw.

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PUB DATE 8/31/2009
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Carlo Mollino: Casa del SoleCarlo Mollino: Casa del Sole

Published by Museo Casa Mollino.

Everything is permissible as long as it is fantastic, Carlo Mollino once said, accurately describing his attitude towards design and architecture. Known as one of the most versatile architects of the twentieth century, Mollino, an amazing sportsman and inspiring creative force in many fields, designed a 23-apartment, Modernist ski chalet called Casa del Sole (House of the Sun) in Cevinia, Italy, in 1947. It is a perfect example of the lively complexity typical of his work. This beautifully produced, clothbound volume with a tipped-on cover image develops as a sort of architectural novel, including drawings, photographs and writings by Mollino about the design and building process.
When it was built, Casa del Sole proposed to create modern yet economic housing that would help develop tourism in the Italian Alps after the Second World War--an extremely difficult period in that country's history. The architecturally sophisticated building was furnished very minimally, and pushed the conceptual vanguard of the time with its pared-down lines and use of basic industrial building materials. Later, the penthouse of the building was inhabited by the famous Austrian skier Leo Gasperl, the fastest man in the sport between 1932 and 1947. Mollino, also a passionate skier, an instructor and the author of a 334-page manual on ski technique, dreamed of a functional, disciplined building for the sportsman--a Modernist concrete structure utilizing the traditional stone and wood constructions of northern Italy.

PUBLISHER
MUSEO CASA MOLLINO

BOOK FORMAT
Hardback, 8.5 x 11 in. / 130 pgs / 239 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 3/1/2008
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STATUS: Out of print | 11/30/2012

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Message from the DarkroomMessage from the Darkroom

Published by Adarte.
By Carlo Mollino. Introduction by Fulvio Ferrari .

Once upon a time, in the first half of the twentieth century, photography was considered a purely mechanical art--if it was considered an art at all. Carlo Mollino's Message From the Darkroom, originally published in Italy in 1949 and now one of the most coveted books in the history of photography, was one of the first strikes against that attitude, and one of the most visually extraordinary. In 323 plates illustrating the work of 132 photographers and nine painters, Mollino traced a history of the form and the evolution of taste over the years, highlighting the work of Nadar and Hill, Atget, Alvarez Bravo and Man Ray, with a chapter dedicated to each. An equal number of pages are allotted to mastery of photographic techniques, including retouching, as every means to make the print coincide with the artist's vision was legitimate in Mollino's eyes--even required. For work to reach the status of art and communicate the artist's message, it needed to move beyond the accidentally "beautiful" through crafted "subjective transformations." Message From the Darkroom is also a fundamental text in understanding Mollino's own development as a photographer--his work, like the book's first edition, is now widely collected. Here for the first time, this early plea for the acceptance of photography among the higher arts is being published in English. The new edition replicates the original, as designed by Mollino himself, with color tipped-in images again pasted in by hand. Limited quantities available.

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ADARTE

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.75 x 13.5 in. / 448 pgs / 14 color 319 bw / 5 duotone.

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PUB DATE 3/1/2007
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Carlo Mollino: Photographs 1956-1962Carlo Mollino: Photographs 1956-1962

Published by Museo Casa Mollino.
Edited and with essays by Napoleone Ferrari and Fulvio Ferrari.

The Italian architect and designer Carlo Mollino held photography dear--it was one of his great passions and favorite means of expression, and an excellent way to enjoy another great passion, women. The photographs gathered here were all set in one of Mollino's private apartments, which he refurbished especially for this purpose. An advocate of retouching, as documented in his treatise The Message from the Dark Room, Mollino also painted on his photos or negatives. Most of what appears here has been revised, most bodies sculpted and reshaped, and visibly so now that time has altered the color of the prints, revealing his handiwork. This portfolio, spanning from 1956 to 1962, ends just before Mollino's Polaroid work of the 60s. It was made using a Leica and color negative film, and has never been published before.

PUBLISHER
MUSEO CASA MOLLINO

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 10 x 11.5 in. / 336 pgs / 352 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 8/15/2006
Out of print

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CATALOG: FALL 2006 p. 45   

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STATUS: Out of print | 11/28/2010

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