Bruno Munari - Supplement To The Italian Dictionary
"In this book, the author examines the various ways of expressing himself without speaking, not just with his hands, but with the expression of his face and with the attitudes of the whole person. [...] With the passing of time and the spread of Neapolitans, many of these ancient gestures have become nationally used, and some are even understood in many parts of the world. Lastly, some of the gestures of other peoples in the world, such as the famous American OK, we thought it was appropriate to collect the most, obscene and vulgar gestures, to have as accurate documentation as possible, for the use of foreigners visiting Italy or as a supplement to the Italian dictionary. "
If you only want to own one Bruno Munari book then let it be this one. Not only is this classic a visually appealing book it also makes for an entertaining interactive experience when shared with friends.
Bruno Munari (1907-1998) was an Italian artist, designer and inventor.
"Since his very first experiences in the 30s among the artists of the Second Futurism, he always dedicated his creative activity to every form of “experimentation”, with a particular attention to the world of children and their games and toys. Never separating content from form and materials, what he designed were at once books, book-objects and games that would make us think."
118 pages, Softcover
12.0 x 16.0 cm
Texts in Italian, English, French, German