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In the Summer of 2009

Photographs by Walter Pfeiffer, Design by Matteo Thun

Swiss artist Walter Pfeiffer’s photographic homage to Italian architect and designer Matteo Thun.

This a humorous tribute to Matteo Thun, one of Italy’s most distinguished designers and architects, and his work. In the summer of 2009, Swiss photographer Walter Pfeiffer made an extensive trip from Zurich to the Italian island of Capri, taking shots of some fifty of Thun’s design objects en route. Rather than merely documenting these items, Pfeiffer created highly lively “tableaux vivants.” The artist was accompanied on his journey by Thun’s two then-teenage sons, who form the main visual narrative of the book and appear in many pictures together with their father’s creations. A brief introduction by Matteo Thun’s wife Susanne and an index of the depicted design gems complete this extraordinary and entertaining visual travelogue.

136 pages | 89 color plates | 8 x 11

Art: Photography


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