"[O]ne Of The Most Important And Influential Design Books Ever Published" (Maria Popova)
DESIGN AS ART
By Bruno Munari
First edition in English of legendary designer Bruno Munari's manifesto on the importance of design, a Pelican Original.
DESIGN AS ART
For Munari, design was not just a practical or even aesthetic practice, but an artistic one: "The designer of today re-establishes the long-lost contact between art and the public, between living people and art as a living thing."
Read more: Popova, "Bruno Munari on Design as a Bridge Between Art and Life," Brain Pickings.
Middlesex, UK: Pelican, (1971). 7'' x 4.25''. Original color pictorial wraps designed by Munari. Translated by Patrick Creagh. 223pp. Touches of rubbing, toning: else sharp and sound.
The Fine Print
We work hard to meet our ethical responsibilty to describe our material accurately. All items are guaranteed as described and may be returned for any reason within 30 days. Please notify us before mailing a return.
We guarantee the authenticity of our items. All items are original (meaning not facsimiles or reproductions), first editions (i.e. first printings), unless otherwise noted. TPM is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and upholds their Code of Ethics.
All items subject to prior sale. Domestic orders over $250 and international orders over $500 ship gratis. We use USPS unless otherwise requested. Expedited, overnight, or international shipping, as well as other carriers, may carry additional costs beyond quoted rates. All orders receive tracking information and a direct contact in case of any questions.
We accept all major credit cards, Paypal, Venmo, check, money order, and bank wire. We are happy to accomodate institutional buyers' needs. Sales tax will be added to applicable purchases.
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please contact us. We prioritize our long-term relationships far above any individual purchase, and we want you to love your item as much as we loved cataloguing it.