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repertorioIf you are deeply into Italian Design of the 1950-1980 period this book is for you, all seven pounds of it. This large book published in 1985 and republished in 2001 is called Repertorio 1950-1980 by Giuliana Gramigna. It is the “Bible” of Italian Modern.

It has an Italian text and numerous black and white photos. The information is sorted by year for all types of furniture, lighting  etc. After a brief introduction and 30 years of the best design photographed with captions of design data, the 586 page book ends with an extensive dual listing of designers and  companies. This is what the dealers and auction houses use to identify those mysteriously beautiful Italian objects!