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Stewart, Frank; Toscani, Oliviero

Collection Creator:
Liberman, Alexander, 1912-1999  Search this
Container:
Box 54, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971-1981
Scope and Contents note:
Oversized material housed in Box 64, Folder 5
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Alexander Liberman Papers, circa 1912-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alexander Liberman papers
Alexander Liberman papers / Series 11: Photographic Materials / 11.5: Personal / Photographs of Liberman by Noted Photographers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f65712a0-1ead-49c8-a40a-d799de8d867c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-libealex-ref930

Oral history interview with Massimo Vignelli, 2011 June 6-7

Interviewee:
Vignelli, Massimo, 1931-2014  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
De Carlo, Giancarlo  Search this
Domus  Search this
Eames, Charles  Search this
Eames, Ray  Search this
Eckerstrom, Ralph E. (Ralph Eugene)  Search this
Eco, Umberto  Search this
Frau, Poltrona  Search this
Gardella, Ignazio  Search this
Graves, Michael  Search this
Kacik, Walter  Search this
Kahn, Louis I.  Search this
Le Corbusier  Search this
Loos, Adolf  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig  Search this
Pagano, Giuseppe  Search this
Pomodoro, Arnaldo  Search this
Ponti, Gio  Search this
Rams, Dieter  Search this
Scarpa, Carlo  Search this
Terragni, Giuseppe  Search this
Toscani, Oliviero  Search this
Venturi, Robert  Search this
Vignelli, Lella  Search this
Zevi, Bruno  Search this
Benetton (Firm)  Search this
Container Corporation of America  Search this
Herman Miller, Inc.  Search this
Knoll Associates, inc.  Search this
Metron Orts- und Regionalplanung  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
New York City Transit Authority  Search this
New York Herald. (New York.)  Search this
Rochester Institute of Technology  Search this
Sansoni (Firm)  Search this
Steelcase, Inc.  Search this
United States. National Park Service  Search this
United States Postal Service  Search this
Venini International  Search this
Vignelli Associates  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Massimo Vignelli, 2011 June 6-7. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Architectural design  Search this
Architecture, American  Search this
Architecture -- Europe  Search this
Architecture, Italian  Search this
Architecture -- Italy  Search this
Architecture, Japanese  Search this
Architecture -- United States  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Furniture design  Search this
Postmodernism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15958
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)302171
AAA_collcode_vignel11
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_302171
Online Media:

Benetton par Toscani

Author:
FAE musée d'art contemporain  Search this
Subject:
Toscani, Oliviero  Search this
Benetton (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
223 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1995
Topic:
Advertising photography  Search this
Advertising--Social aspects  Search this
Advertising--Psychological aspects  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_515369

United Colors of Benetton

Designer:
Oliviero Toscani, Italian, b.1942  Search this
Client:
United Colors of Benetton  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph on paper
Object Name:
Poster
Type:
Poster
Date:
1992
Credit Line:
Gift of United Colors of Benetton
Accession Number:
1995-158-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4cbe0c387-d7cd-41be-8e7c-4efe8139fc77
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1995-158-1

United Colors of Benetton

Designer:
Oliviero Toscani, Italian, b.1942  Search this
Client:
United Colors of Benetton  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph on paper
Object Name:
Poster
Type:
Poster
Date:
1992
Credit Line:
Gift of United Colors of Benetton
Accession Number:
1995-158-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq48a06b993-0be1-463c-84ee-4ec042da89e9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1995-158-2

United Colors of Benetton

Designer:
Oliviero Toscani, Italian, b.1942  Search this
Photographer:
Associated Press  Search this
Client:
United Colors of Benetton  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph on paper
Object Name:
Poster
Type:
Poster
Date:
1992
Credit Line:
Gift of United Colors of Benetton
Accession Number:
1995-158-3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq437517080-b37e-422e-9620-cea4001350bf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1995-158-3

United Colors of Benetton

Designer:
Oliviero Toscani, Italian, b.1942  Search this
Photographer:
Patrick Robert, French, b.1958  Search this
Client:
United Colors of Benetton  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph on paper
Object Name:
Poster
Type:
Poster
Date:
1992
Credit Line:
Gift of United Colors of Benetton
Accession Number:
1995-158-4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4b49a7f6b-7085-4ab2-bde5-f157406bf43a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1995-158-4

Benetton: Colors # 1

Design Director:
Tibor Kalman, American, b. Hungary, 1949–1999  Search this
Editor:
Oliviero Toscani, Italian, b. 1942  Search this
Karrie Jacobs, American, b. 1957  Search this
Designer:
Emily Oberman, American, b.1963  Search this
Photographer:
Oliviero Toscani, Italian, b. 1942  Search this
Firm:
M&Co, New York, New York, USA, 1979–1992  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph
Dimensions:
35.5 × 28.5 cm (14 in. × 11 1/4 in.)
Type:
graphic design
magazine
Object Name:
magazine
Place:
USA
Date:
Fall–Winter 1991
Credit Line:
Gift of Tibor Kalman/ M & Co.
Accession Number:
1993-151-106
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4405737f4-3e3b-4ece-8ddc-22436af20073
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1993-151-106
Online Media:

M&Co: Colors # 2

Designer:
Tibor Kalman, American, b. Hungary, 1949–1999  Search this
M&Co, New York, New York, USA, 1979–1992  Search this
Design Team member:
Oliviero Toscani, Italian, b.1942  Search this
Photographer:
Associated Press  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithography
Dimensions:
27.6 × 35.3 cm (10 7/8 × 13 7/8 in.)
Open: 55.6 × 34.9 cm (21 7/8 × 13 3/4 in.)
Type:
graphic design
magazine
Object Name:
magazine
Place:
USA
Date:
Spring–Summer 1992
Credit Line:
Gift of Tibor Kalman/ M & Co.
Accession Number:
1993-151-107-1/8
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4f902320b-b56e-4a68-b50c-c90d424fcd3d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1993-151-107-1_8

COLORS, No. 4

Design Director:
Tibor Kalman, American, b. Hungary, 1949–1999  Search this
Editor:
Tibor Kalman, American, b. Hungary, 1949–1999  Search this
Oliviero Toscani, Italian, b. 1942  Search this
Karrie Jacobs, American, b. 1957  Search this
Photographer:
Oliviero Toscani, Italian, b. 1942  Search this
Designer:
Paul Ritter, American, b. London, ca. 1968  Search this
Firm:
M&Co, New York, New York, USA, 1979–1992  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
1993-151-109a - 30.5 x 28.5 cm (12 x 11 1/4 in.), closed,
English/ French
1993-151-109a - 30.5 x 57 cm (12 x 22 1/2 in.), opened,
English/ French
1993-151-109b - 30.5 x 28.5 cm (12 x 11 1/4 in.), closed,
English/ German
1993-151-109b - 30.5 x 57 cm (12 x 22 1/2 in.), opened,
English/ German
1993-151-109c - 30.5 x 28.5 cm (12 x 11 1/4 in.), closed,
English/ Spanish
1993-151-109c - 30.5 x 57 cm (12 x 22 1/2 in.), opened,
English/ Spanish
1993-151-109d - 30.5 x 28.5 cm (12 x 11 1/4 in.)
Type:
graphic design
magazine
Object Name:
magazine
Made in:
New York, NY, USA
Date:
June 1993
Credit Line:
Gift of Tibor Kalman/ M & Co.
Accession Number:
1993-151-109
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4c21b6469-7c5a-4b8d-9e62-2724242d4c62
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1993-151-109
Online Media:

Colors Magazine: Launch Party

Design Director:
Tibor Kalman, American, b. Hungary, 1949–1999  Search this
Firm:
M&Co, New York, New York, USA, 1979–1992  Search this
Client:
Oliviero Toscani, Italian, b. 1942  Search this
Luciano Benetton, Italian, born 1935  Search this
Photographer:
Associated Press  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
12.5 x 12.5 cm (5 x 5 in.), closed
12.5 x 46.7 cm (5 x 18 3/8 in.), opened
Type:
graphic design
Invitation
Object Name:
Invitation
Place:
USA
Date:
1992
Credit Line:
Gift of Tibor Kalman/ M & Co.
Accession Number:
1993-151-184
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4e5b364ce-b26f-4f30-8d3d-17f587f0de4d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1993-151-184

Oral history interview with Massimo Vignelli

Interviewee:
Vignelli, Massimo  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Benetton (Firm)  Search this
Container Corporation of America  Search this
Herman Miller, Inc.  Search this
Knoll Associates, inc.  Search this
Metron Orts- und Regionalplanung  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
New York City Transit Authority  Search this
New York Herald. (New York.)  Search this
Rochester Institute of Technology  Search this
Sansoni (Firm)  Search this
Steelcase, Inc.  Search this
United States Postal Service  Search this
United States. National Park Service  Search this
Venini International  Search this
Vignelli Associates  Search this
De Carlo, Giancarlo, 1919-2005  Search this
Domus  Search this
Eames, Charles  Search this
Eames, Ray  Search this
Eckerstrom, Ralph E. (Ralph Eugene), 1921-  Search this
Eco, Umberto  Search this
Frau, Poltrona  Search this
Gardella, Ignazio  Search this
Graves, Michael, 1934-2015  Search this
Kacik, Walter  Search this
Kahn, Louis I., 1901-1974  Search this
Le Corbusier, 1887-1965  Search this
Loos, Adolf, 1870-1933  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969  Search this
Pagano, Giuseppe, 1896-1945  Search this
Pomodoro, Arnaldo, 1926-  Search this
Ponti, Gio, 1891-1979  Search this
Rams, Dieter  Search this
Scarpa, Carlo, 1906-1978  Search this
Terragni, Giuseppe, 1904-1943  Search this
Toscani, Oliviero  Search this
Venturi, Robert  Search this
Vignelli, Lella  Search this
Zevi, Bruno, 1918-2000  Search this
Extent:
9 Items (Sound recording: 9 sound files (6 hr., 52 min.))
153 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2011 June 6-7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Massimo Vignelli conducted 2011 June 6-7, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Vignelli's home and office, in New York, New York.
Vignelli speaks of his youth and early start in art design and architecture; his early work at Catiglione architects at the age of 16; his father; his education; meeting his favorite architects; his influences; architecture and design magazines; organic and rationalist architecture in Italy; influence of Ignazio Gardella; Adolf Loos' idea of spoon to the city; European, American, and Italian architecture; education in Milan; his work with Venini Glass; Italian design; his early graphic work; design and vulgarity; marriage and working with Lella Vignelli; graphic design work at the Container Corporation; concept of design as a whole; his work on corporate identities; his establishment of Vignelli Associates; introduction and use of Helvetica in the United States; working with Knoll; choosing clients; design and culture; his work on St. Peter's Lutheran Church; design work for the United States National Parks newspaper design and layout; Unimark; timelessness and design; working with Poltrona Frau, Zero Labor design; major influences; his work for the United States Postal Service; connectivity and context in architecture; his clothing designs and historical perspectives on clothing; postmodernism; his work on the New York Subway; design work before and after computers; Japanese architecture and design; his work as a teacher; Oliviero Toscani and working for Benetton; America and international design; modernism and the office building; modern design and furniture; a timeline of his career; the Vignelli Center at RIT and archiving. Vignelli also recalls, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Giuseppe Terragni, Giuseppe Pagano, Domus, Gió Ponti, Metron, Bruno Zevi, Ignazio Gardella, Ray and Charles Eames, Giancarlo De Carlo, Venini Glass, Carlo Scarpa, Ralph Eckerstrom, Umberto Eco, Sansoni Publishing House, Vignelli Associates, Walter Kacik, Helvetica, Knoll, St. Peter's Lutheran Church, National Parks, New York Herald, Unimark, Lella Vignelli, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Poltrona Frau, Dieter Rams, Louis Kahn, Stendig Calendar, A to Z, Salon de Mobile, Michael Graves, Robert Venturi, Oliviero Toscani, Benetton, Herman Miller, Steelcase, and the Vignelli Center.
Biographical / Historical:
Massimo Vignelli (1931- ) is a designer in New York, New York. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is an independent scholar in San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded as 9 sound files. Duration is 6 hr., 52 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Architects  Search this
Topic:
Architectural design  Search this
Architecture, American  Search this
Architecture -- Europe  Search this
Architecture, Italian  Search this
Architecture -- Italy  Search this
Architecture, Japanese  Search this
Architecture -- United States  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Furniture design  Search this
Postmodernism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.vignel11
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw916685527-6bb7-4c68-bd7f-5aed686eb0fb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vignel11
Online Media:

Funcooldesign : JoeVelluto (JVLT) / a cura di Oliviero Toscani

Title:
Fun cool design
Author:
Toscani, Oliviero  Search this
JoeVelluto (Firm)  Search this
Triennale Design Museum (Milan, Italy)  Search this
Subject:
JoeVelluto (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 20 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Italy
Vicenza
History
Date:
2011
C2011
21st century
Topic:
Design  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1013114

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