Furniture

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.
October 25, 2019 | Paperback | Hirmer Verlag GmbH | 160 Pages |
$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 | Paperback | Hirmer Verlag GmbH | 184 Pages |
$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 | 376 Pages |
$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 |
$90.00
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CLASSIC FURNITURE: CRAFTSMANSHIP, TRADE ORGANISATIONS, AND CROSS-CULTURAL INFLUENCES IN EAST AND WEST

Written by Knothe, Florian
This publication presents a selection of essays on Chinese and European furniture making, stylistic influences and workshop practices during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Single chapters focus on the similarities and differences in cabinetry in East and West, and the overwhelming impact of chinoiserie on the design of furniture in early modern Europe.
January 3, 2017 | Paperback | University Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong University | 64 Pages |
$18.00
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CLASSICAL CHINESE HUANGHUALI FURNITURE FROM THE HAVEN COLLECTION

Written by Lau, Chu-Pak
The University Museum and Art Gallery at the University of Hong Kong presents Classical Chinese Huanghuali Furniture from the Haven Collection and publishes this informative edition in conjunction with the exhibition. Chinese huanghuali furniture is world-famous and, for the longest time, has been collected in both East and West.
January 3, 2017 | Hardcover | University Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong University | 358 Pages |
$130.00

PLYWOOD

Written by Wilk, Christopher
Plywood is an astonishingly versatile material, made by gluing together layers of cross-grained veneers, creating a pliable board that can be stronger than solid wood. Stylish and practical, plywood offers huge possibilities for experimental design, and it has been used to make a wide range of products, from airplanes, boats, and automobiles to architecture and furniture.
September 19, 2017 | Hardcover | Thames & Hudson | 256 Pages |
$45.00

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