MORE IS MORE: MEMPHIS, MAXIMALISM, AND NEW WAVE DESIGN
Look at this cover. But more importantly, look what's inside. This is our spirit animal in book form. More Is More: Memphis, Maximalism, And New Wave Design pumps up the postmodernism, just how we like it. Instantly recognizable and never, ever boring, Memphis is one of the most important design movements of the 20th century. Founded by Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass, the Memphis Group put forward a visionary new approach to design, defining the ’80s with its radical combinations of shapes, materials, and patterns.
Step inside stunning, postmodernism-loving homes, studios, and hotels, capturing the Memphis spirit with their hello-there hues, vive la différence mindset, and flamboyant creativity — all hopefully, in the teeth of good taste. And along the way, hear from fashion-forward creatives embracing the Memphis look, as well as from Memphis Group founding member Peter Shire — a man who knows that stripes make you happy. Shire shares the stories behind the signature high-energy style and tells us how the ’80s vibe has impacted his life and work. For both the leaders and followers of the New Wave, Memphis is more than a style. It’s an attitude.
- Hardcover : 192 pages
- 9 x 0.9 x 11.5 inches
- 2.65 pounds
- Text in English and German