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Lella and Massimo Vignelli
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Lella and Massimo Vignelli: Two Lives, One Vision is a portrait of two important twentieth-century designers whose careers intertwined since the 1950s. The Vignellis promote a modernist philosophy of designing for a better society: resourceful use of space and materials, clear communication, lasting quality, and logical functionality. Through a mix of archival research and personal interviews with Lella, Massimo, and their many colleagues and clients, Jan Conradi documents the Vignellis’ nuanced approach to “cleaning up” an often chaotic and messy society by adhering to a minimalist and structured design method. The Vignellis’ lifetime commitment to a world of design is marked by vibrant client relationships and unwavering attention to detail. With wit, grace, focus, and finesse, the Vignellis’ sustained pattern of working and living has influenced, and continues to inspire, generations of designers worldwide.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Photos: Five Decades of Vignelli Design
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  1. Foreword
  2. Deyan Sudjic
  3. pp. 1-3
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  1. Preface
  2. Jan Conradi
  3. pp. 4-6
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 6-9
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  1. The Vignellis: Introduction
  2. pp. 10-14
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  1. 1. Foundation: Growing Up in Italy
  2. pp. 15-30
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  1. 2. 1965: Unimark International
  2. pp. 31-46
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  1. 3. 1971: The Rise of Vignelli Asociates
  2. pp. 47-68
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  1. 4. The Showcase Office: Tenth Avenue
  2. pp. 69-84
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  1. 5. Working From Home: East 67th Street
  2. pp. 85-94
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  1. 6. Design Advocacy
  2. pp. 95-112
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  1. 7. Students, Teaching, and Learning
  2. pp. 113-120
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  1. 8. A Lifetime, and No Regrets
  2. pp. 121-127
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 128-133
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  1. Photos: A Vignelli History
  2. pp. 134-148
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 149-151
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  1. Appendix: Awards and Accolades
  2. pp. 152-154
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 155-160
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