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July 26, 2008

Design per un futuro sostenible

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To cap three days of high-energy conversation at Changing The Change in Torino at the weekend - it's already been very well reviewed and signposted by Mark Vanderbeeken at Core 77 - and here by David Stairs - my dynamic editor at Allemandi, Pier Paolo Peruccio, handed me the first copy of In The Bubble in Italian. The Italian edition has evolved substantially from the MIT Press one; it's shorter (154 pages) but also contains three new chapters - on Alimentazione (Food), Presenza (Presence) and Development (Sviluppo). This edition also sports a cover photograph by Andreas Gursky which I'm thrilled about because he's one of my all-time favourite photographers.

Please tell every Italian-speaker you know - and five who you don't - to buy two copies each; the cover price is 15 euros.

Other editions in the pipeline, mostly due for the autumn of this year, are a Chinese complex character edition (Commonwealth in Taiwan), a Japanese one from Sibaccess, France (Editions Cite du Design) and Brazil (Virgila in Brazil). The India and Asia edition was published last year. We're still looking for a German publisher.

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Posted by John Thackara at July 26, 2008 08:22 AM

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