1. The biopolitical garden. Spaces, lives and transition by Paola Viganò (Donzelli publisher, 35 euros)
These are the three central elements - according to the author - of any research on the future when it comes to urban planning of cities. Because space, she says, is a collective capital. And planning, the essential agent for adapting our lives to conditions that have profoundly changed.
Who will like it: young people and those looking for topics and good practices to fight climate change. Because you consider the relationship between space, bodies, populations and power to be the great central theme of today for planning the future.
2. Environments, Piero Lissoni edited by Stefano Casciani (Rizzoli, 120 euros)
3. Armani Fiori, by Giorgio Armani, Harriet Quick, Dan Rubinstein and Renato Bruni (Rizzoli, 120 euros)
Refined like this book, with the silk cover, the visible binding and some Japanese inserts.
4. Charlotte Perriand by Anne Bony and Kengo Kuma (Johan & Levi publisher, 20 euros)
Charlotte Perriand, a French architect and designer born in the early twentieth century, suffered for being born a talented woman in years of deep-rooted machismo. Overshadowed by the genius and fame of Les Courbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, with whom she collaborated for ten years starting from 1927, she paid for the fact that the profession was at the time a "men's thing". ”.
So much so that, however free, emancipated and ingenious she was, she is still little known today and especially for her series of steel tube chairs. This book, coming out on October 13, retracing her entire career, including her years in Japan and her love for photography, finally pays homage to her great talent.
5. Ettore Sottsass by Emanuel Bérart and Simona Pierini (Joan & Levi, 20 euros)
This monograph dedicated to Ettore Sottsass, due out in mid-October, traces his life and professional career. From the collaboration with Olivetti to the furniture made with Poltronova, up to the ceramics produced by Bitossi and the creation of the Memphis group in 1981.
But also the relationship with his architect father, the role of mentor played by the painter Spazzapan and the relationships with his wives Fernanda Pivano and BarbaraRadice. And it is through this journey down memory lane that we understand how much Sottsass's work has marked a generation of architects, designers and creatives.