Patrick Mauries. With an essay by Ettore Sottsass. Foreword by Christopher Wilk.
Thames and Hudson. London. 1991. First edition. Hardback; black cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 288 pages. With over 600 illustrations, including 116 in colour. English. 305 x 235mm. 2.1kg. 0500092222. Very good, in near fine dust jacket; some dustiness to top edges, some spotting to edges.
An important monograph on the designer Fornasetti, published to coincide with the exhibition Fornasetti: Designer of Dreams at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The book examines Fornasetti's life and work and explores his use of witty surface decoration and trompe l'oeil to create furniture, objects and spaces that are instantly recognisable today. His designs are well illustrated and sit alongside texts by Patrick Mauries and Ettore Sottsass, and an interview given by Fornasetti in 1987. From the library of the theatre designer David Collis, with his dated signature in pencil to front endpaper.