Bruno Munari: Square Circle Triangle

Bruno Munari


     6.126 × 6.125 in (15.6 × 15.6 cm)
280 pages
650 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 01/05/2016
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781616894122

In the early 1960s, Italian design legend Bruno Munari published his visual case studies on shapes: Circle, Square, and, a decade later, Triangle. Using examples from ancient Greece and Egypt, as well as works by Buckminster Fuller, Le Corbusier, and Alvar Aalto, Munari invests the three shapes with specific qualities: the circle relates to the divine, the square signifies safety and enclosure, and the triangle provides a key connective form for designers.
One of the great designers of the twentieth century, Munari contributed to the fields of painting, sculpture, design, and photography while teaching throughout his seventy-year career. After World War II he began to focus on book design, creating children's books known for their simplicity and playfulness.
  • For the first time, this trilogy is published as a single volume, in an affordably priced paperback that is sure to catch the eye of longtime Munari fans, as well as introduce his creative theories to new audiences.
  • The first time these studies on shapes will appear in a single volume.
  • Munari is one of the great designers of the twentieth century, with a wide following within the graphic design and art-world communities.
  • "Bruno Munari is the Leonardo of our time."--Pablo Picasso

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