“The Italian shelter magazine Abitare (meaning ‘to dwell’), which began in 1961 under the title Casa Novita, was not entirely part of the mainstream at the time of its inception, but it certainly helped redefine Italian and, by proxy, American visual culture… Abitare: 50 Years of Design
is not only a good record of half a century reduced to 430 pages, but a handbook on how a magazine can continue to inform and delight, even in the iPad era.” ~New York Times
“Toasting the Italian magazine that has documented—and shaped—how people live, Abitare: 50 Years of Design
covers innovative projects from churches by Mario Botta to superhighways in Los Angeles, as well as the earliest sectional sofas and an inflatable armchair.” ~Elle
“Abitare: 50 Years of Design
is the first-ever compilation of the most innovative design magazine of the 1960s and 1970s. Launched in 1961, Abitare is a revolutionary lifestyle magazine, the source of all things hip, important, and avante-garde…” ~Design Addict
About the Author
is the creative director of Abitare
is the Senior Curator of Design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
is a legendary designer, architect, and theorist.
is the editor-in-chief of Abitare
. Italo Lupi
and Franca Santi
were previous editors-in-chief of Abitare