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Casa e Universo. Il disegno dell’alterità.

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dc.contributor.author Martino, Carlo
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-09T21:39:01Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-09T21:39:01Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.isbn 978883707652-8
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/296
dc.description.abstract A small, glittering metal sphere: Sputnik 1. It appears to have been this object, the first artificial satellite launched into orbit by the Soviet Union in 1957, that marked the beginning of the Space Age. An closed form, simple and harmonious, smooth yet rational, the morphological archetype of many artifacts of design and the manifest matrix of those Space Age Lights that we will be dealing with. A little aluminum sphere, weighing only 83 kg, with four small antennas, it was launched by a rocket into space, in a universe that bore with it the popular idea of immensity, light—or light years—and numerous other spheres: the planets. Those were the years when Italy and many other countries around the world were seeking to recover from a collective tragedy, World War II, and were courageously rebuilding their homes, their identities and their cultures. These years in Italy coincided with the start of what was called the “economic miracle” and a degree of affluence produced by a boom in industrial production and a consequent exponential growth in consumption. en_US
dc.language.iso it en_US
dc.publisher Electa edizioni, Milano en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries In “Space Age Lights. Tra gusto Pop e desiderio di avanguardia” catalogo a cura di Gianluca Sgalippa;
dc.subject Lights design, Space Age Design, Pop Design en_US
dc.title Casa e Universo. Il disegno dell’alterità. en_US
dc.title.alternative Home and Universe. The Design of Alterity en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US


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