A LEZIONE CON AG FRONZONI
BY ESTER MANITTO
FOR PLUG_IN
Angelo Giuseppe Fronzoni, better known as AG Fronzoni (Pistoia, 1923 - Milan, 2002), was an intellectual and a versatile author – designer, graphic designer and architect – who through his work influenced a tremendous number of designers both in Italy and in Europe. All his work and indeed his own existence were guided by a search for the highest formal sobriety, selecting geometry instead of nature as a model and a primary source of inspiration. The book A lesson with AG Fronzoni was written as a tribute and a gesture of gratitude from a student, Esther Manitto, to her "master", and at the same time as a contribution to the reconstruction of the history of a human and professional experience that is both valuable and current. The book is in two sections: in the first there is a dialogue between the author and the design historian Gabriele Oropallo, together with a recollection by Enrico D. Bona, set in the period in which AG Fronzoni was graphic designer at Casabella magazine. The second part of the book is instead intended as a kind of list of words around which the work and theories of the Tuscan designer were based. Revising the material, records and writings collected by her during her apprenticeship in Fronzoni’s Milan workshop, the author provides an unusual profile of a complex and multifaceted character.
A LEZIONE CON AG FRONZONI
by Ester Manitto
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Name
A LESSON WITH AG FRONZONI From teaching design to designing lifestyle (Italian/English edition)
Type
Book
publisher
plug_in
author
ESTER MANITTO
edited by
EMANUELE PICCARDO
art direction
ARTIVA DESIGN
translation
ANDREA JONES
format
20 x 22 cm - 150 pp
printer
Arti Grafiche Litoprint, Genova
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Designer Contacts
Ester Manitto
ester@coreprogetti.com

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