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IN PLASTICA (In Plastic). Ed. by Angela Tecce and Nunzio Vitale. Museo Pignatelli, Naples, 1990. Published by Electa Napoli, Naples. 270 pp. with 152 col. ills. and 475 reference ills. 24 x 23 cm. ISBN 8843532146 In Italian.
Documents an extensive corporate collection composed primarily of decorative and small-scale utilitarian objects, presenting fine reproductions that convey the broad range of experimentation with color and form in mass-produced plastic products from the 1920s through the 60s. Six texts discussing the history and character of designs for plastic and the artistic and cultural significance of the material are supplemented by an illustrated checklist of some 500 household furnishings, toys, appliances, fashion accessories and diverse other objects, a majority dating from the prewar period.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1900-1945 — Commercial/Industrial Design
Plans: 75,30,44
Worldwide Number: 054005
Paperbound $110.00    

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