Published by
Roma Publications
200 pages
25 x 33 cm
English / Italian
ISBN 978-94-6446-029-2

Price: 145 lei

During his residency at Villa Medici in Rome in 2020 and 2021, artist Simon Boudvin passionately explored a collection of old issues of architectural and design magazines, focusing on the 80's period. In them, splotchy, stripy, wiggly, flashy shapes are brought together in a cheerful environment by artists, architects, photographers, designers, manufacturers and more. These contributors participated in creating the common ornamental background of that time. Boudvin has now collected together noteworthy pages from those magazines to create a composition of 192 close-ups enlarged to 400%. By just zooming in on patterns, textures and graphic samples, without depicting any objects, a beautiful chapter in the history of Italian design unfolds.