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Ten Principles for Good Design - Dieter Rams

£25.00

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This fully-illustrated book presents the work to date of renowned German designer Dieter Rams. Based on the Jorrit Maan Collection and edited by Cees de Wong, it features the design principles of the long-time chief designer of Braun and Vitsoe.
Enumerating each of Rams' ten principles such as good design is innovative; good design is aesthetic; good design is useful, etc., this book presents one hundred items that embody these guidelines. Readers will find items that are familiar such as the ubiquitous coffee grinder but also those that are more unusual such as shelving systems and cigarette lighters. 
A fascinating essay places Dieter Rams in the context of modern design, from Bauhaus to Philip Johnson. Archival materials include photos of Rams' design team and excerpts from his publications and speeches. The book closes with a chronological overview of design icons, categorized by function, that show the enormous breadth of Rams' vision. Taken together, these images and texts offer the most comprehensive overview of Dieter Rams' work to date and will serve as both a reference and an inspiration for anyone interested in how and why good design matters.

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Author(s):
Jorrit Maan, Klaus Klemp, Erik Mattie
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
297x210x40
EAN-13:
9783791383668
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
3791383663
ISBN-13:
9783791383668
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
414
Publisher:
Prestel

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This fully-illustrated book presents the work to date of renowned German designer Dieter Rams. Based on the Jorrit Maan Collection and edited by Cees de Wong, it features the design principles of the long-time chief designer of Braun and Vitsoe.
Enumerating each of Rams' ten principles such as good design is innovative; good design is aesthetic; good design is useful, etc., this book presents one hundred items that embody these guidelines. Readers will find items that are familiar such as the ubiquitous coffee grinder but also those that are more unusual such as shelving systems and cigarette lighters. 
A fascinating essay places Dieter Rams in the context of modern design, from Bauhaus to Philip Johnson. Archival materials include photos of Rams' design team and excerpts from his publications and speeches. The book closes with a chronological overview of design icons, categorized by function, that show the enormous breadth of Rams' vision. Taken together, these images and texts offer the most comprehensive overview of Dieter Rams' work to date and will serve as both a reference and an inspiration for anyone interested in how and why good design matters.

Author(s):
Jorrit Maan, Klaus Klemp, Erik Mattie
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
297x210x40
EAN-13:
9783791383668
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
3791383663
ISBN-13:
9783791383668
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
414
Publisher:
Prestel

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