“If humour includes looking at the world from another angle, Munari was not only a great artist and a master of design but also an unrivalled humourist, for whom the obvious is the opium of the people, and the eye the only possible redemption”.
In this little book Stefano Bartezzaghi examines how the master at inventing games, paradoxes and exaggerations, Bruno Munari, had an unparalleled skill for creative fun. Bartezzaghi’s two-tone book is interspersed with whimsical illustrations from the works of Munari. The book has been specially created to coincide with the exhibition, Un personaggio in cerca di aurore ("A Character in Search of Auroras") to be held during the festival of humour, A Sense of the Ridiculous, of which Bartezzaghi is art director.
Stefano Bartezzaghi teaches Semiotics and Theory of Creativity and is Director of the School of Journalism at IULM University (Milan). His articles appear in “la Repubblica”, “Espresso” and “Vanity Fair.” Latest books include: M. Una metronovela (Einaudi, 2015); La ludoteca di Babele. Dal dado ai social network, a che gioco stiamo giocando? (Utet, 2016).