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The Synthetic '70s: Fabric of the Decade

Author
Constance Korosec, Leslie Pina
Publisher
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

The Italian Furniture

Author
Shimizu Fumio, Palterer David , La Pietra Ugo
Publisher
Graphic-Sha, Tokyo

The Meanings of Modern Design, Towards the Twenty-first Century

Author
Dormer Peter
Publisher
Thames and Hudson, London

The Language of Wood, Wood in Finnish Sculpture, Design and Architecture

Author
Tapper Kain , Pallasmaa Juhani , Heikkila Simo; Mu

The Fine Art of the Furniture Maker

Author
Wendell Castle
Publisher
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rocheste
Conversations with Wendell Castle, artist, and Penelope Hunter-Stiebel, curator, about selected works from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Roger Tallon

Author
Gilles De Bure, Chloe Braunstein
Publisher
Editions Dis Voir
Roger Tallon is a key figure in French design and has worked in nearly all facets of the design industry: early in his career he focused primarily on domestic design; he then turned to aesthetic and institutional concerns; and later his practice became strictly industrial. His diverse accomplishments include his Teleavia portable television set, Lip watches, designs for the first high-speed train, Mexico's subway system, and the introduction of design teaching into specialist schools in France. This book includes critical essays on Tallon's impact on international design as well as many reproductions of his works. His international standing and his remarkably striking personality have earned him the reputation of a founding father of French design.

Arne Jacobsen

Author
Felix Solaguren-Beascoa
Publisher
Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.
This series was the winner of the American Institute of Architects' prestigious "Award for Excellence in International Book Publishing". Each volume in this series is introduced with an essay on the architect, and a chronological or stylistic presentation of their most outstanding buildings and projects.

Philippe Starck: Subverchic Design

Author
Fay Sweet
Publisher
Watson-Guptill Publications
"Philippe Starck: Subverchic Design is designed and produced in close collaboration with Philippe Starck, features a wealth of sketches, drawings and colour photographs, gives an insight into Starck's radical new vision for the millennium, includes a chronology of career and milestones, and includes architecture, interiors and furniture alongside products from Starck's new 'Good Goods' range."

Gae Aulenti

Author
Gae Aulenti, Petranzan Margherita, Franco Raggi
Publisher
Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.
Gae Aulenti is one of the world's most prominent architects - and perhaps the most acclaimed woman architect - whose work spans the realms of industrial and exhibition design, furniture, graphics, and stage design. This is the first English-language book to present Aulenti's work. Photographs, drawings, and plans illustrate the designer's work in all mediums, and Aulenti's contemporaries - Vittorio Gregotti, Germano Celant, Franco Raggi - as well as other critics, and Aulenti herself, provide illuminating texts that discuss both her career and influences, and her individual projects.

Orrefors Glass

Author
Alastair Duncan
Publisher
Antique Collector's Club
This new book by Alastair Duncan is the first major study in history of the output of the Oreffors factory will be of great interest to all collectors and connoisseurs of glass. A separate section on the most prominent designers includes examples of their work, and a useful list of the marks to be found on the glass assists with dating and with the identification of both engravers and designers. The manufacture of glass and glass-making techniques are also discussed and illustrated.

Achille Castiglioni

Author
Paola Antonelli
Publisher
Corraini Editore
This catalogue presents the highlights of Castiglioni's 50-year career in design in sumptuous reproductions, documenting an oeuvre that constitutes one of the highest expressions of contemporary creativity.

Bauhaus Textiles: Women Artists and the Weaving Workshop

Author
S. W. Weltge
Publisher
Thames & Hudson
The preeminence of the Bauhaus in the history of twentieth-century design is undisputed, and most aspects of it have been minutely examined. Yet its Weaving Workshop, whose artists were almost all women, has received much less attention. As the author points out, when talented women arrived at the Bauhaus school, they soon discovered that its founder, Walter Gropius, was not adhering strictly to his ringing declaration of equality "between the beautiful and the strong gender." Textiles, in the hierarchy of art and design, were deemed "women's work." In this model study, superlatively illustrated with period photographs and examples of surviving textiles, Professor Weltge recreates the heady atmosphere of creative excitement at the Bauhaus.

Lamps of the 50s and 60s: with Values

Author
Jan Lindenberger
When science and post-war lighting designers married, the modern housewife of the '50s suddenly had an incredible array of weird and wild fixtures to choose from. New materials and production techniques developed during World War II, and a new attitude following it, collided to create the lamps we hate to love. But love them you will! Revisit lamp patterns like amoeba, starburst, atomic, and, of course, the indomitable lava lamps. Page through great figural TV lamps and a generous sampling of floor lamps and table lamps of all shapes and sizes in brass, plaster, Lucite, and ceramics. Each lamp is illustrated in full color with a current market value to aid collectors.

SourceBook of Modern Furniture

Author
Jerryll Habegger, Joseph H. Osman
Publisher
Norton,Ww
A guide to the most influential furniture and lighting designs of the twentieth century, the Sourcebook of Modern Furniture comprises over 1,200 illustrated entries, cataloging the most distinctive and important creations of renowned designers and architects.

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