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BRAUN - Fifty Years of Design and Innovation

Braun is not merely a trademark; it stands for an allencompassing concept. For the last five decades, this concept has spawned innovative products with an unprecedented regularity that begs to be explained - especially as the era spanned by the history of Braun design is not exactly one characterized by continuity. Instead, the second half of the 20th century witnessed a dramatic change in living conditions.

A Constructed View: The Architectural Photography of Julius Shulman

Architectural photographer Julius Shulman left indelible images of early California modernism in his photographs of buildings by Richard Neutra, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, Rudolph Schindler and others. Shulman's seductive compositions helped define the popular image of California, especially Los Angeles, as a place of promise where one could remake oneself. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1910, Shulman, who moved to California at age 10 after living on a Connecticut farm, has a reverence for the order he perceives in both natural and architectural forms. Crystalline studies of lakes and boats, shots of Mexican pyramids and a traditional Norwegian house, lyrical photos of oil refineries and of Henry Moore's sculpture exemplify his diversity...

Eames: Beautiful Details

Eames: Beautiful Details” celebrates the seamlessness and fluidity in which Charles and Ray Eames operated as both a husband and wife team and as designers unrestricted by traditionally professional boundaries. Select details of their life and work, from their refined designs to their innovative experiments, and even including images depicting the everyday poetic moments of their lives, and are shared here in this exhibit within a book...

Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

In the more than 40 years that he spent working at Braun, Dieter Rams established himself as one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century. His elegantly clear visual language not only defined product design for decades, but also our fundamental understanding of what design is and what it can and should do. Dieter Rams created ten rules of design more than twenty years ago. Sometimes referred to as the ten commandments, they are just as relevant today: Good design is innovative...

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

This book will look at the entire career of the French brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, widely regarded as two of the most exciting young European designers to have emerged in the last twenty years...

Konstantin Grcic: Panorama

Konstantin Grcic (born 1965) is one of the leading designers of our time. Many of his creations, such as Chair_One (2004) or the Mayday lamp (1999), are already recognized as design classics. Konstantin Grcic: Panorama is being published in conjunction with the largest solo exhibition on Grcic to date...

Lighting: 20th Century Classics

The 20th century was a rich period of beautiful, innovative design and many classics from that era have influenced and inspired modern designers. "Lighting: 20th-Century Classics" includes more than 90 of the most desirable and iconic pendant lights, table lamps, floor and wall and ceiling designs from the last century...

Sourcebook of Scandinavian Furniture: Designs for the 21st Century

The five countries known collectively as Scandinavia have been the source of some of the most important furniture designs of the twentieth century. Today, a new generation of designers continues that tradition, creating pieces that are functional, comfortable, and visually appealing...

Mid-Century Modern Complete

This definitive survey of one of the most popular, collectable and dynamic periods of international design offers a rich overview of all aspects of the subject. It covers furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, textiles, product design, industrial design, graphics and posters, as well as architecture and interior design...

Nendo: 10/10

Elegant, modern, subtle, and playful: the epitome of contemporary design from Japan that is also setting the tone for design's future on the global scene. There are few design studios worldwide that can deliver projects of such consistently high quality as the Japanese studio Nendo. Expertly melding architecture and interior, product, and graphic design with sculpture and installation, Nendo's work is both impressively clear and intriguingly sophisticated...

Danish Pepper: Jens Quistgaard's Teak Pepper Mills

At the height of the Danish Modern movement, Jens Quistgaard and Dansk spiced up the design world with a stunning series of sculptural wood salt and pepper mills. Danish Pepper features photos and illustrations of Dansk and other Danish mills, accompanied by a rich history of the mills and their creators. As the first book to focus on the work of the late Jens Quistgaard, it is a must for lovers of Danish Modern and an excellent addition to any design library.

Alvar Aalto Architect Vol. 5 Paimio Sanatorium 1928–32

Immediately on its completion, the Paimio Sanatorium was heralded as an international success, and established the basis for Alvar Aalto’s reputation as one of the most notable modern architects in the world. The book takes the reader on a tour of Paimio: the main building comprised of separate wings, the recreational grounds, staff residences and other buildings that served the sanatorium. Also presented are the historical stages of the sanatorium, from the initial architectural competition to the closure of the hospital...

Eames

This title deals with design's dynamic duo - the illustrious career of Charles and Ray Eames. Nothing says modernist perfection like an Eames design. Though they are best known to the general public for their furniture, the husband and wife duo of Charles and Ray Eames (1907-78 and 1912-88, respectively) were also forerunners in the fields of architecture, industrial design, photography, and film...

Ettore Sottsass

Take a glimpse inside the archive of the founder of the Memphis Group and designer of the Olivetti Valentine typewriter in Ettore Sottsass, a lavishly illustrated monograph chronicling the life and works of the unparalleled Italian designer and architect. A gorgeous object in itself, the unique design of the book allows it to either be read cover–to–cover as a narrative history, or by discipline, picking up the relative thread under each period, with multi–colored tabs to distinguish each sub–chapter...

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