Refined and versatile devotee of a jazzy, urban modernism but also of an earthly lyricism, capable of the most delicate filigree and the most daring graphic purity. João da Câmara Leme was, beyond his professional multiplicity, above all an illustrious and tireless cover designer for one of the leading publishers of the 1950s and 1960s, for whom he produced iconic covers, devoting his broad stylistic range to the task of refreshing the image of the nation's books, and positioning himself, through the quality of his work, squarely in the avant-garde of the visual revolution in international publishing during that period.
D is a collection devoted to Portuguese designers from various different generations. Artists in several disciplines, from communication to objects, fashion to graphic arts, and from advertising to illustration. In essence they are visual monographs that aim to provide an Initial encounter with the rich yet relatively unexamined history of Portuguese design, highlighting its excellence and significance for the present and future of design teaching and practice.
Coordination and art direction by Jorge Silva.
Preface by Pedro Piedade Marques.
Author: Silva Designers.
Publisher: INCM – Imprensa Nacional Casa da Moeda.
Language: Bilingual, Portuguese / English.
Pages: 128, soft cover.
Size: 15,1 x 17,8 x 1 cm.
Weight: 290 g.