Andrea Branzi, Clino Castelli, Massimo Morizzi et al.


Edition : First / Milan / Centro Montefibre / 1976 / 1977 / Hardcover. / VG+
2 volumes. Small 4to. Unpaginated (ca 128pp each). Printed boards. Numerous Colour and Black & White plates. Text in Italian and English.

Killer project from Archizoom founder Branzi, along with others, who together formed Il Centro Design Montefibre, to research textiles, fibres and colours. Decorattivo was intended to be an annual publication, though only 2 were published by Idea. The themes for Decorattivo 1976 are UFO, a decorative system created from space objects, and amorphous designs connected to spontaneous processes, with volume 2 focussing on lines and squares. Texts are also a very definitive and well considered statement. As far as research and as a sourcebook- it is yet to be bettered! These are the privately publishe versions issued a year before the published copies and only available by subscription.

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please let me know when you get another one :)