catalogo della mostra a Verona, Galleria Fuxia, a Bologna, Galleria Neon e a Ravenna, Loggetta Lombardesca, 1989

…To synthetically state the thesis of this book: “the objective of design is the realization of an artistic quality of the project, both in small and in large series. “Danese, having in many cases succeded in achieving this quality, is in this sense interesting and deserves thorough analysis. The book is therefore divided into two clear parts; the first – the essay “Art, industry and Craftsmanship” – attempts to delineate some central themes: relationships between artistic culture and planning, between commission and designer, the use of different methods of production (from the artisan to the industrial). The second part examines the three sectors of Danese activity, (Art Editions, Children’s Editions, Products for the home and for the office), with a more thorough analysis of a group of objects and the specific and more general problems associated with them. (Stefano Casciani) D

…Per enunciare sinteticamente la tesi di questo libro “finalità del design è la realizzazione di una qualità artistica del progetto, sia per la piccola che per la grande serie”. Il caso Danese, per essere riuscito in molti casi a raggiungere questa qualità, è in questo senso interessante e merita un’analisi approfondita. Il libro è quindi articolato in due parti distinte: la prima – saggio “Arte, industria, artigianato” – cerca di delineare alcuni temi centrali: rapporti tra cultura artistica e progettazione, tra committenza e progettista, uso dei diversi modi di produzione (da quello artigianale a quello industriale). La seconda prende in esame i tre settori dell’attività Danese (le Edizioni d’Arte, le Edizioni per bambini, i prodotti per la casa e per l’ufficio), attraverso l’analisi più approfondita di un gruppo di oggetti e delle problematiche particolari e generali ad essi collegate. (Stefano Casciani) All’interno, un contributo di Bruno Munari, un “Libro illeggibile”, disegnato appositamente per questo volume, come commento visivo ai Prelibri.

…To synthetically state the thesis of this book: “the objective of design is the realization of an artistic quality of the project, both in small and in large series. “Danese, having in many cases succeded in achieving this quality, is in this sense interesting and deserves thorough analysis. The book is therefore divided into two clear parts; the first – the essay “Art, industry and Craftsmanship” – attempts to delineate some central themes: relationships between artistic culture and planning, between commission and designer, the use of different methods of production (from the artisan to the industrial). The second part examines the three sectors of Danese activity, (Art Editions, Children’s Editions, Products for the home and for the office), with a more thorough analysis of a group of objects and the specific and more general problems associated with them. (Stefano Casciani)

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