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THONET & DESIGN

A concise history of the Thonet chair from 1838 to the present
October 8, 2019 | Paperback | Walther Konig Verlag | 168 Pages |
$45.00

DROR DREAMS: DESIGN WITHOUT BOUNDARIES

Since 2002, Dror Benshetrit has developed an interdisciplinary practice specializing in truly innovative design projects. His multifaceted approach to design at wildly varying scales and concepts encompass product design, interior design, graphic design, and architecture. In this survey of Dror Benshetrit's first fifteen years of practice, readers are introduced to an ingenious design practice that started with household objects and furniture, to a collaborator with top brands such as Tumi, Rosenthal, Cappellini, and Bentley, and has since evolved into a visionary architecture office. Dror Dreams showcases the evolution of the designer's work, reflecting the diversification of his practice over time and the profound results that stem from its holistic approach. Told in his own approachable voice, charting his path from impassioned novice to ambitious ideator, Dror shares the conceptual origins and process behind his projects, as well as marking successes, failures, and conclusions. Dror seeks to communicate the value of creativity without limitation, promote the importance of collaboration, and through example inspire tomorrow's designers to dream big.Dror Benshetrit's massively successful design for brands like Tumi, Rosenthal, and Cappellini and his next phase of visionary large-scale projects are now assembled in this debut monograph. Since 2002, Dror Benshetrit has developed an interdisciplinary practice specializing in truly innovative design projects.
April 1, 2019 | Hardcover |
$60.00
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FORM FOLLOWS TECHNIQUE: A DESIGN MANIFESTO

Written by Schultz, Richard
Based on a series of lectures developed by noted furniture designer Richard Schultz, this brief, striking book lays out his design manifesto both challenging and adding to Louis Sullivan's credo "form follows function." From African stools carved from a single log to advanced techniques of laminating wood; from simple twisted wire chairs to complex wire furniture bending in three axes; and from ba
October 28, 2019 | Paperback | Schiffer Publishing |
$17.99

BAUHAUS MUSEUM WEIMAR: THE BAUHAUS COMES FROM WEIMAR!

The year 1919 saw the founding of the legendary Bauhaus school in Weimar. This richly illustrated book, which accompanies the historic opening of the new Bauhaus Museum Weimar, showcases iconic objects from the museum’s collection—the oldest such collection in the world—and offers essential context for understanding the truth behind the myth of the Bauhaus. The entries in this volume discuss core concepts of the period, such as the New Man and the design of everyday life. Throughout, the reader finds echoes of a simple question, one that is as pressing today as when the first members of the school posed it: “How do we want to live?” Importantly, the ideals of the Bauhaus school are discussed here with an eye to their current global relevance. In addition, the book traces the history of the Bauhaus Museum Weimar itself, opening a valuable new chapter in the story of one of the most influential movements of the twentieth century.The year 1919 saw the founding of the legendary Bauhaus school in Weimar. This richly illustrated book, which accompanies the historic opening of the new Bauhaus Museum Weimar, showcases iconic objects from the museum's collection--the oldest such collection in the world--and offers essential context for understanding the truth behind the myth of the Bauhaus.
July 15, 2019 | PB | Hirmer Verlag GmbH |
$13.00

NEUES MUSEUM WEIMAR: VAN DE VELDE, NIETZSCHE AND THE MODERNISM AROUND 1900

Weimar is famous for serving as the first home of the eminently modern Bauhaus movement. But how and when did modernism reach the German city, previously best known for its ties to Goethe and eighteenth-century classicism? This catalog for a permanent exhibition at the Neues Museum Weimar explores how such figures as Friedrich Nietzsche, Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, Harry Graf Kessler, and Henry van de Velde altered the cultural focus in Weimar circa 1900, ushering in modernism approximately two decades before the founding of the Bauhaus school. Essays and more than one hundred full-color illustrations show how a worship of Goethe began to give way to the cult surrounding Nietzsche, who had spent his final years in Weimar with his sister, Förster-Nietzsche. As the idea of the New Man took hold among the cultural elite, Kessler introduced European modernism via pioneering exhibitions, while Van de Velde established a school of applied arts that would eventually be integrated into the Bauhaus school. Filled with provocative ideas and eye-catching images, this timely volume offers a vital account of the far-reaching roots of German modernism.Weimar is famous for serving as the first home of the eminently modern Bauhaus movement. But how and when did modernism reach the German city, previously best known for its ties to Goethe and eighteenth-century classicism?
July 15, 2019 | PB | Hirmer Verlag GmbH |
$13.00
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MEMPHIS. PLASTIC FIELD

Written by Blanchaert, Jean
-Furniture and objects by the Memphis collective have recently come back into vogue -Their original designs are being manufactured and sold around the world and their love of bright color, squiggly patterns, and laminate has influenced a new generation of designers -Includes 400 images of Memphis-designed pieces, nearly the entire output of the collective between 1981 and 1988 -Accompanies an exhi
October 14, 2019 | Paperback | Norma Editions | 192 Pages |
$60.00
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START. COLLECT ANTIQUE FURNITURE

Written by Andrews, John
-Clear, relevant information on Western furniture from 1660 to 1900 by a leading authority -Comprehensive, full-color illustrations throughout -Succinct details of all-important design features, styles, terminology and historical context -Features country and provincial furniture, including Windsor, Alsatian and Shaker pieces, as well as the work of all major designers of the period This concise y
July 1, 2019 | Hardcover | Acc Art Books | 192 Pages |
$12.95

CHARLOTTE PERRIAND

- A sweeping overview of Charlotte Perriand's career, exploring the interrelation of art, architecture, and design in the work of this legendary 20th century modernist- Includes essays by her daughter, Pernette Perriand, and by Jacques Barsac, author of the Charlotte Perriand Catalogue Raisonné- Accompanies a landmark exhibition at the Louis Vuitton Foundation from 2 October, 2019 to 24 February,
November 25, 2019 | Hardcover | Editions Gallimard |
$60.00
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STIFTUNG BAUHAUS DESSAU: THE COLLECTIONS

Written by Markgraf, Monika
This book is focused on the objects and materials in the collection of the Bauhaus Dessau campus from all the phases of the renowned institution, including student works by Marianne Brandt, Josef Albers and Marcel Breuer, as well as works by Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and Gunta Stölzl.
November 19, 2019 | Hardcover | Kerber Verlag |
$80.00
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OBJECTS OF DESIRE: SURREALISM AND DESIGN: 1924-TODAY

Surrealism's enduring impact on furniture design, fashion, advertising and beyond
November 19, 2019 | Hardcover | Vitra Design Museum |
$85.00

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