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Antonelli, Paola

Works: 132 works in 487 publications in 6 languages and 10,887 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Interviews  Pictorial works  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Interviewee, Creator, Artist, Collector, Curator
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paola Antonelli
Postmodernism : style and subversion, 1970-1990 by Victoria and Albert Museum( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The radical ideas associated with postmodernism swept through the arts in the 1970s, but have always been hard to summarise. This book presents the movement as not merely an aesthetic vocabulary, but also as a subversive attitude - a new way of looking at the world
Aluminum by design by Sarah C Nichols( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Objects of design, from the Museum of Modern Art by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and German and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book's 341 color plates, arranged in nine thematic sections, reveal the huge variety of aesthetic and conceptual viewpoints in design since the late nineteenth century and together trace the historical development of modern design as well as that of the Museum's celebrated design collection. The volume's authoritative texts include a preface by Terence Riley, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum, and an introductory essay by Curator Paola Antonelli. The lavish plate section is enriched by numerous brief texts by these and other curators in the Architecture and Design department, which illuminate the entire course of modern design, its major styles, and its individual masterpieces. Objects of Design is the second in a series of three volumes on the holdings of the department, the first of which, Envisioning Architecture, surveys the Museum's extraordinary architecture drawings."--Jacket
Humble masterpieces : everyday marvels of design by Paola Antonelli( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of close-up photographs by Paola Antonelli that capture the beauty and design of everyday objects
Design and the elastic mind by Libby Hruska( Book )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past twenty-five years, people have weathered dramatic changes in their experience of time, space, matter, and identity. Individuals cope daily with a multitude of changes in scale and pace—working across several time zones, traveling with relative ease between satellite maps and nanoscale images, and being inundated with information. Adaptability is an ancestral distinction of intelligence, but today’s instant variations in rhythm call for something stronger: elasticity, the product of adaptability plus acceleration. Design and the Elastic Mind explores the reciprocal relationship between science and design in the contemporary world by bringing together design objects and concepts that marry the most advanced scientific research with attentive consideration of human limitations, habits, and aspirations. The exhibition highlights designers’ ability to grasp momentous changes in technology, science, and history—changes that demand or reflect major adjustments in human behavior—and translate them into objects that people can actually understand and use. This Web site presents over three hundred of these works, including fifty projects that are not featured in the gallery exhibition
Safe : design takes on risk by Paola Antonelli( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents a wealth of contemporary design products and prototypes from all over the world that address the issues of protection and security in our everyday lives. The objects are as diverse as our notions of safety and well-being: headgear designed to withstand either a fall from a bicycle or the blast of a bomb; prefabricated shelters for victims of earthquakes; self-defense and antitheft objects; clearly illustrated emergency instructions; de-mining equipment; and toys that help people with mental disabilities gain and maintain a sense of balance and identity. This broad array of examples is accompanied by texts on the home as a safety nest, on automotive safety, on new materials and technologies, and on how architects and designers can provide support and guidance in situations of extreme emergency."--Jacket
Talk to me : design and the communication between people and objects by Paola Antonelli( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and Danish and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whether openly and actively or in subtle, subliminal ways, things talk to us. As the purpose of design has, in past decades, shifted away from mere utility toward meaning, objects and systems that were once charged only with being elegant and functional now have personalities. And thanks to the digital revolution, they have become very communicative, making our world newly interactive: a wristband notifies us when we're getting dehydrated, animated creatures hide in the shadows of the objects on our desks, a wheat field calls out a salutation. Contemporary designers, in addition to giving objects form, function and meaning, now write the initial scripts that are the foundations for these useful and satisfying conversations. With nearly two hundred projects ranging from the microscopic to the cosmic, "Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects" explores design's new terrain:enhancing, communicative possibilities, embodying a new balance between technology and people, bringing technological break-throughs up or down to comfortable, understandable human scale. These projects include interfaces, websites, video games, devices, tools, charts, and information systems, on topics global and personal. Whether we are hanging out in a social network or listening to a radio sneeze, we are partaking of a newly metaphysical and expressive layer of interaction that is already enriching our future."--P [4] of cover
Sitting on the edge : modernist design from the collection of Michael & Gabrielle Boyd by Karen Jacobson( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I want to change the world by Karim Rashid( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Karim Rashid is the best-known and most prolific designer practicing in America today. On the brink of household-name celebrity, he is already a superstar among design aficionados." "Rashid was born in Cairo and raised in London and Toronto. With a career that began at age nineteen, Rashid is now forty and the author of more than five hundred product designs, ranging from coat racks to mailboxes, perfume packaging to lighting, tableware to high fashion. His Garbo trashcan has become a design icon, with more than two million units sold. His extraordinary commercial success has been mirrored by critical acclaim. His work is in the collections of museums worldwide, including The Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and The Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts." "Among the projects featured in this book are those designed for Nambe, Sony, Issey Miyake, Umbra, Tommy Hilfiger, Leonardo, Yahoo!, and many more. This, the first comprehensive book on his designs, has been written and designed in collaboration with Rashid and includes essays by a stellar list of contributors."--Jacket
Modern contemporary : art since 1980 at MoMA by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addressing the extensive holdings of contemporary art in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Modern Contemporary covers an international spectrum of art in a variety of mediums, all made in the last two decades of the 20th century and the first few years of the 21st. Organized chronologically and encompassing a prime selection of painting, sculpture, architecture, design, photography, drawings, prints, film, and video, this rich and varied array of art from 1980 until now offers a virtual compendium of the visual culture of our own time. Includes 540 color and 180 duotone illustrations.- Publisher
Exit to tomorrow : world's fair architecture, design, fashion, 1933-2005 by Andrew Garn( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exit to Tomorrow is an illustrated survey of the world's most optimistic ideas of the future, from Chicago's 1933 Century of Progress exposition to Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan." "Focusing on the golden era of world's fairs, from the 1930s to the 1970s, this book offers a nostalgic glimpse of the future in vintage photographs and drawings of the World's Fair pavilions created by such designers and architects as Le Corbusier, Norman Bel Geddes, and Buckminster Fuller. This souvenir of yesterday's tomorrow is a superb tour of the achievements of avant-garde architecture and design."--Jacket
Ron Arad : no discipline by Ron Arad( Book )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and French and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even among the most influential designers of our time, Ron Arad stands out for the versatile nature of his work & his daredevil use of materials & technology. This book examines his work, and includes an interview with Arad plus plates, sketches and renderings of over 150 objects and spaces
Design and violence by Paola Antonelli( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edited by Paola Antonelli and Jamer Hunt, with Michelle Millar Fisher. Design has a history of violence, yet professional discourse around design has been dominated by voices that only trumpet its commercial and aesthetic successes. Violence, defined here as the manifestation of the power to alter circumstances against the will of others and to their detriment, has always been ubiquitous, and in recent years technology has introduced dramatic new threats. Design and Violence sheds light on the complex impact of design on the built environment and on everyday life, as well as on the forms of violence in contemporary society. Published to accompany an online experiment launched by The Museum of Modern Art in 2013, this book brings together controversial, provocative, and compelling design projects with leading voices from the fields of art and design, science, law, criminal justice, ethics, finance, journalism, and social justice. Each author responds to one object--ranging from an AK-47 to a Euthanasia Rollercoaster, from plastic handcuffs to the Stuxnet digital virus--sparking dialogue, reflection, and debate. These experimental and wide-ranging conversations make Design and Violence an invaluable resource for lively discussions and classroom curricula."--Publisher's website
Tibor Kalman, perverse optimist by Tibor Kalman( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TEDTalks : Paola Antonelli--treating design as art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since she stepped back from practicing architecture in order to focus on writing about design, teaching, and curating gallery exhibitions, Italian native Paola Antonelli has become a force to be reckoned with in the design world. Working at the Museum of Modern Art in New York since 1994, she now heads up the gallery's Architecture and Design department and has worked on shows such as "Humble Masterpieces," "Safe," and "Workspheres." In this inspiring TEDTalk, Antonelli attempts to spread her appreciation of design -- in all shapes and forms -- around the world. "Paola Antonelli's goal is to insistently promote design's understanding, until its positive influence on the world is fully acknowledged," says World Technology Network
Margaret Helfand Architects : essential architecture by Margaret Helfand( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 1981, the office of Margaret Helfand Architects has employed this guiding philosophy to produce commercial, residential, and institutional designs of arresting sensuality, logic, and simplicity. In a great variety of projects - apartments and houses, institutional buildings and commercial designs, offices and showrooms, furniture and objects - such basic materials as steel, wood, glass, and stone are subjected to a minimum of transformation, allowing their inherent colors, textures, and structural properties to shape the architecture. Helfand has extended her scrupulous process of analysis and design to this volume. Twenty buildings and projects - all illustrated with exceptional color photographs - have been rigorously analyzed according to Helfand's three essential axes of geometry, structure, and materials. Each of the works - including Kohlberg Hall for Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, the Child Development Center for Bronx Community College in New York, and industrial building in upstate New York, offices for her firm and for Time Out New York magazine, and two spectacular apartments in New York - builds on themes from previous designs and simultaneously expresses her passion for materials and techniques. Paola Antonelli's introduction places Helfand within the tradition of American modernism, tracing both European domination over the East Coast and contextual and pragmatic trends on the West Coast. Helfand's own experiences, from architecture school at the University of California at Berkeley in the midst of the countercultural era to rebuilding and then sailing a ninety-foot schooner - which introduced her to traditional and vernacular architecture around the world - were also extremely influential. The practice of Margaret Helfand Architects - individual and personal yet strongly affected by both national and international themes - thus exemplifies what Antonelli calls "the new age of modernism worldwide." -- from front flap
Claesson Koivisto Rune architecture by Paola Antonelli( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wie andere skandinavische Meister zuvor sind Claesson Koivisto Rune sowohl in der Architektur als auch im Design heimisch. Die architektonischen Objekte in dieser Monografie sind Privathäuser und Inneneinrichtungen von Europa bis Nord- und Südamerika, außerdem größere Gebäude wie das Sfera Kulturhaus in Kyoto. Die abgebildeten Möbel und andere vom Trio entworfene Produkte werden von über 30 internationalen Herstellern produziert
Charlie Rose. design and the elastic mind( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A visit to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City to view and discuss the exhibit 'Design and The Elastic Mind' with Paola Antonelli
What makes a great exhibition? by Paula Marincola( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Rising attendance at museums and megashows plus increased press coverage in the age of the international biennial and blockbuster have translated into a growing interest in how exhibitions are made. The new art histories and the curatorial studies programs springing up across North America and Europe often deal with theoretical issues, yet one of the central questions of curatorial practice frequently remains unstated: What makes an exhibition great? In this bool, 14 essays by active curators and historians address the issue head on. Their perspectives on realizing high ideals in the face of budget constraints and various, sometimes conflicting, institutional and public imperatives provide pragmatic examples of thinking by doing and ways to address the public through that central nexus of art and audience: the exhibition. Focused on curating contemporary art, mainly American and European, What Makes a Great Exhibition? includes essays by the prolific curator Robert Storr on the plurality encompassed by the words "exbition" and "exhibition-maker"; Studio Museum in Harlem director and chief curator Thelma Golden on issues informing culturally specific exhibitions; Dia Foundation curator Lynne Cooke on firmly grounding rarified aims; Iowa Blazwick on a century of trailblazing at London's Whitechapel Art Gallery, where she is director; and Philadelphia Museum of Art curator Carlos Basualdo on the need to establish a meaningful critical context for international biennials. Other writers address such issues as the question of the didactic label; the nature of the "group" in group exhibitions; exhibiting design, video, and craft; as well as the way architecture can influence the nature of the exhibition it houses. What Makes a Great Exhibition? proposes carefully considered answers to numerous questions of practice even as it raises more questions about exhibition-making today."--Solapa anterior
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Postmodernism : style and subversion, 1970-1990
Alternative Names
Antonelli Paula

Antonelli, Paula 1963-

Paola Antonelli designer e architetto italiana

Paola Antonelli Italiaans kunsthistorica

Paola Antonelli italienische Museumskuratorin

Паола Антонелли

안토넬리, 파올라



English (181)

Chinese (5)

German (2)

French (1)

Danish (1)

Italian (1)

Aluminum by designObjects of design, from the Museum of Modern ArtHumble masterpieces : everyday marvels of designDesign and the elastic mindSafe : design takes on riskTalk to me : design and the communication between people and objectsSitting on the edge : modernist design from the collection of Michael & Gabrielle BoydI want to change the world