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Richard Filipowski


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In this, the first monograph of Richard Filipowski, a major figure bridging the Bauhaus and American midcentury modernism finally gets his due.

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Marisa Bartolucci is a veteran design journalist, editor, and author. Her father, the late industrial designer Edgar Bartolucci, was a classmate of Richard Filipowski at the School of Design in Chicago. She is the author of Living Large in Small Spaces (Abrams), coauthor of Contemporary American Furniture (Universe), and conceived and edited Compact Design Portfolio, a series of ten monographs on modern and contemporary masters (Chronicle Books). Bartolucci currently contributes to Introspective, the online magazine of 1stdibs, as well as Interior Design, Modern, The Magazine Antiques, Sotheby's and Wallpaper. She lives in New York City. Hattula Moholy-Nagy is the executrix of the Moholy-Nagy estate and cofounder of The Moholy-Nagy Foundation with her sons, Andreas and Daniel Hug. She is a Mesoamerican archaeologist by profession. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Beautifully illustrated with images of Filip's paintings, sculpture, furniture, jewelry, drawings, and other objects, this new work does much in the way of recognizing and highlighting the importance of the artist's achievements and helping a new generation learn of his contributions. VERDICT Highly recommended...
--Library Journal

"It should not take long for this mid-century artist and designer to take his place in the American modernist canon, and a new book will only hasten the process. Richard Filipowski: Art & Design Beyond the Bauhaus, a handsome volume edited by Marisa Bartolucci, tells Filipowski's story through scholarly essays and hundreds of photographs of his work."
--Gregory Cerio, MODERN magazine In this new book, editor Marisa Bartolucci provides a review of Mr. Filipowski's evolution as a person and artist, as told in essays penned by various designers and artists. Glorious photographs (many full-page photos) share space with the essays, showcasing Mr. Filipowski's creativity. It's a fascinating approach to learning about the man, known as 'Filip' among friends and colleagues, who not only created art but also taught and inspired students.
--Antoinette Rahn, Antique Trader

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