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O-Luce Catalogue Raisonné 2vols

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Publication date 2020
Number of pages 457 + 591
Format 30 cm x 30 cm
Photos 634 (vol1) - 526 (vol2)
Color photos Une partie en couleurs, une partie en noir et blanc
Binding Couverture rigide en lin
Language Anglais, Allemand

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Giuseppe Ostuni (1907-1994) and his company O-Luce (1947-1982) significantly shaped the design history of the 20th century with regard to lighting design and was a key factor for Italian design to gain worldwide recognition. Despite this fact, Giuseppe Ostuni has remained a secret in the specialist literature and very few lights from his production are known today. This also applies to the designers who worked for him, for example: Franco Buzzi, Tito Agnoli, Marcello Minale, Antonello Vincenti and even Joe Colombo. Most of the information which has been available so far proves to be incorrect. This applies in particular to the work and biography of Joe Colombo, which is presented correctly here for the first time and which calls into question most of the publications that have appeared so far. All of the facts presented in this catalog raisonn'e9 are backed up by historical original documents and are made available to the reader for the first time.


In terms of its depth and accuracy, this catalog raisonne is outstanding among all publications that have been published so far on lighting design and its history. It is an indispensable reference work for design researchers, museums, university libraries, collectors, dealers and auction houses.

Volume 1:
457 pages, 634 partly color, partly full page Ill.,
Company history, design history, designers
with bibliography and index

Volume 2:
591 pages, 726 partly color, partly full page Ill.,
catalogue raisonne of lights (558), short biographies of the designers, references, chronology of
published O-Luce lights, bibliography, photo credit, index of persons

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