In his long career, Umberto Riva (1928-2021), one of the most original Italian architects of the last decades, has developed a personal approach to design, understood as a fundamental part of a broader research that connects painting and architecture, interiors and objects. Lamps, furniture, carpets and graphic design resonate with paintings, installations, buildings, public spaces and domestic interiors, reworking traditional and industrial materials. To retrace this complex artistic exploration, the volume presents Riva’s work in the field of design through sketches, drawings, photographs and other documents from the architect’s archive - many of them unpublished. The result is a mosaic of references, dialogues and artistic connections that give proof of his design experimentation, moved by a restlessness that results in geometric, chromatic and spatial exceptions.

 

Gabriele Neri
UMBERTO RIVA
designer
29,00€
27,50€
isbn 9788862425568
book series Monovolume
number 4
current edition 4 / 2022
first edition 4 / 2022
language Italian/English
size 16,5x24cm
pages 192
print color
binding paperback
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Gabriele Neri (Milan, 1982) teaches History of Architecture and Design at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (Università della Svizzera italiana) and at the Politecnico di Milano. Architect, he holds a PhD in the history of architecture and urban planning. Former Boar...

Gabriele Neri (Milan, 1982) teaches History of Architecture and Design at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (Università della Svizzera italiana) and at the Politecnico di Milano. Architect, he holds a PhD in the history of architecture and urban planning. Former Board Member of the Fondazione Museo del Design at Triennale Milano (2018–2021), he was appointed Weinberg Fellow in Architectural History and Preservation at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America (Columbia University, NY) for the spring semester 2022. Among his monographs, Gabriele Neri has published “Umberto Riva. Interiors and Exhibitions” (LetteraVentidue, 2017). He has curated various exhibitions, including “Forme. Umberto Riva architect designer” (Galleria Sozzani, Milan, 2019). Since 2010 he has written about architecture for Domenica, a cultural supplement of Il Sole 24 ore, and is on the editorial staff of the Swiss magazine Archi.

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