Milan: Terrazzo srl, 1989. 1st Edition. Tall folio, publisher's color printed stiff paper wraps.
"[One question] was for instance how comes Terrazzo is so classical? Meaning how comes after Memphis you people come out with such a calm, neatly laid out magazine, a few hints of perversity here and there, but that overall aura of seriousness...Panic. Like asking why isn't history staying still?" (from Babara Radice's introduction). Third issue of this lavish bi-annual architecture and design publication, edited and published by Italian journalist Radice, founding member - with her husband, designer Ettore Sottsass - of the Memphis Group. This issue showcases photos of a Dan Flavin exhibition, architect and designer Aldo Rossi's essay on visionary 18th century architect Boullée, two essays by Sottsass, a comic by Roberto Baldazzini and Lorena Canossa, Andrea Branzi on Japanese architect and interior designer Shiro Kuramata, reproductions of videogame screens by Francesco Carlá, and a portfolio of plans by Marco Frascari. Light wear and rubbing to wraps, spine tail banged; library emboss to front free endpaper. Very good. Item #6532