Milan: Terrazzo srl, 1988. 1st Edition. Tall folio, publisher's color printed stiff paper wraps.
"I think that architects sometimes don’t design houses but ideas that can be had of how to design a house and then they design the ideas about how to design the ideas to be used to design a house" (from Sottsass's travel essay about visiting India). First 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 two suites of drawings by Dichele de Lucchi and Massimo Iosa-Ghini, a pictorially illustrated travel essay by Sottsass, and writings by Andrea Branzi, Herbert Muschamp and Johnny Pigozzi. Illustrated throughout with color photos, drawings, plans and reproductions. Light foxing to edges of textblock, light rubbing to extremities. Very good. Item #6757