Matteo Thun

The Index Book

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Matteo Thun
The Index Book

Graphic design by Elena Pelosi, contributions by Hans Ulrich Obrist, text(s) by Giulia Mezzalama, Francesca Acerboni

English, German, Italian

2013. 368 pp., 321 ills.

softcover

23.90 x 28.90 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-3499-8

Matteo Thun: The Index Book provides an overview of Matteo Thun’s architecture and product design. From his earliest to his most recent works, arranged from A to Z. The Index Book is not exactly a classic monograph but rather a sort of x-ray. Drawing on emotionally charged images, it explores and analyzes the various levels and strata of his world. Understanding Matteo Thun through his oeuvre, “from the spoon to the city”: from coffee cups to restaurants, from mountain resorts to wristwatches, from saucepans to solitary villas. With a variety of expressive illustrations, such as plans, watercolor sketches, photographs, and drawings. Based on key issues, such as ecology and the environment, economy and aesthetics, energy saving and luxury. One of Matteo Thun’s leitmotifs is sustainability. And his works are always underpinned by a holistic approach.

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Matteo Thun (*1952 in Bolzano, Italy) was a student of Oskar Kokoschka’s at the International Sumer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg, and received his PhD in architecture in 1975 from the University of Florence. More »

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