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Neo-Prehistory - 100 Verbs

Neo-Prehistory - 100 Verbs

Neo-Prehistory - 100 Verbs


Andrea Branzi and Kenya Hara (eds.)
Lars Müller, 2016
SKU S00374

Exist, orient, store, inebriate, measure, exchange, recite, write, think, navigate, love – for Neo-Prehistory designer Andrea Branzi and art director Kenya Hara selected one hundred verbs and connected them to one hundred design objects. The objects range from stone tools used five thousand years ago to fake eyelashes produced in 2016 and let the viewer travel across human history.

The framework is as simple as it is intriguing: words, which relate to actions, which relate to objects. “Navigate” is connected to a reed boat with a bamboo paddle from the 20th century, champagne flutes designed in 1992 are connected to “celebrate”.

Neo-Prehistory is the publication of the same-named exhibition at Triennale di Milano 2016. Photographs by Yoshihiko Ueda.

Hardback / 288 pp. / 122 illus. / 15.5 x 24 cm / English/Italian/Japanese