Italo Lupi. Autobiografia grafica
Corraini, Milano, 2013
Graphic autobiography by Italo Lupi is a complex, comprehensive book on the work of the architect and master of graphics, images and design who, over the course of his career, worked with some of the biggest names in publishing, fashion, design and architecture.
The editorial project, curated personally by Italo Lupi, doesn’t take a traditional form but covers 40 years of work through the use of pictures, comments, quotes or articles published in magazines that Lupi had worked with.
Image consultant for La Rinascente, IBM Italy, the Triennale di Milano, and then art director for Domus and editor-in-chief and art director of Abitare: Graphic autobiography is a comprehensive volume which comprehensively tackles Italo Lupi’s output, from his work in publishing to small architectural projects, as well as urban design and, above all, his temporary and museum exhibitions, without forgetting those masters who inspired him throughout his career. The point where it all began is special: designs for posters, made while still at high school.
The book is divided into sections featuring the author’s creations divided by thematic areas, each presented through rich iconographic and textual apparatus – new and old – bearing the signature of critics, journalists, graphic designers, architects and friends who has shown their appreciation for Lupi’s work.
A beautiful, brand new publication that succeeds in representing the work, some as yet unseen, that Italo Lupi has done for companies and industries, public spaces, and cultural and political initiatives, helping to contemporaneously train our visual consciousness from both an aesthetic and an emotional point of view.