TASCHEN - Poised at the start of the 21st century, we can see clearly that the previous century was marked by momentous changes in the field of design. Lavishly illustrated, this is design in the fullest sense. Used book in Good Condition. An a–z of designers and design schools, which builds into a complete picture of contemporary living.

. Aesthetics entered into everyday life with often staggering results. Our homes and workplaces turned into veritable galleries of style and innovation. From furniture to graphics, it’s all here―the work of artists who have shaped and re-created the modern world with a dizzying variety of materials. From the organic to the geometric, de stijl, dieter rams, philippe Starck, this book contains all the great names―Harry Bertoia, Charles and Ray Eames, from Art Deco, through to Pop and High-Tech, to name only a very few.

Design of the 20th Century - This essential book is a comprehensive journey through the shapes and colors, forms and functions of design history in the 20th century.

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Eames Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN 2724466636662 - Though best known for their furniture, the husband and wife team were also forerunners in architecture, photography, textile design, and film. The eameses’ work defined a new, multifunctional modernity, exemplary for its integration of craft and design, as well as for the use of modern materials, notably plywood and plastics.

The creative duo charles eames 1907–1978 and Ray Kaiser Eames 1912–1988 transformed the visual character of America. The eames lounge chair wood, designed with molded plywood technology, became a defining furniture piece of the 20th century, while the couple’s contribution to the Case Study Houses project not only made inventive use of industrial materials but also developed an adaptable floor plan of multipurpose spaces which would become a hallmark of postwar modern architecture.

Eames Basic Art Series 2.0 - From the couple’s earliest furniture experiments to their seminal short film Powers of Ten, this book covers all the aspects of the illustrious Eames repertoire and its revolutionary impact on middle-class American living. Eames.

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1000 Chairs. Updated version: Revised and updated edition Bibliotheca Universalis Multilingual Edition


TASCHEN - 1000 chairs Revised and updated edition. An illuminating tome for design aficionados and an essential reference for collectors! Eames. More than any other piece of furniture, the chair has been subjected to the wildest dreams of the designer. The particular curve of a backrest, or the twist of a leg, the angle of a seat or the color of the entire artifact; each element reflects the stylistic consciousness of an era.

From gerrit rietveld and alvar aalto to verner panton and eva Zeisel, from Pop Art to Postmodernism, from Art Nouveau to International Style, the history of the chair is so complex that it requires a comprehensive encyclopedic work to do it full justice. They are all here: thonet’s bentwood chairs and Hoffmann’s sitting-machines, Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair and Ron Arad’s avant-garde armchairs.

1000 Chairs. Updated version: Revised and updated edition Bibliotheca Universalis Multilingual Edition - Early designers and pioneers of the modern chair are presented alongside the most recent innovations in seating. This dedicated compendium displays each chair as pure form, along with biographical and historical information about the pieces and their designers.

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Mid-Century Modern: Interiors, Furniture, Design Details Conran Octopus Interiors


Conran - Case studies examine beautiful present-day homes that exhibit mid-century style in an exemplary way, and suggest ideas for taking the 1950’s look—complete with collector's pieces—and mixing and matching it with elements from other eras. Conran. Mid-century modern explores the interior decor of this seminal decade, surfaces, lighting, concentrating on all aspects of a home's decoration—walls, of course, flooring, and, furniture.

1000 chairs Revised and updated edition. The 1950’s house was a scientific triumph, designed in a laboratory and tested on inhabitants of all ages before being built for the masses. Never had homes been so thoroughly contemporary, with antiques and period styles entirely banished. Eames.

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Bauhaus Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN - Bauhaus. 1000 chairs Revised and updated edition. In a fleeting fourteen year period, sandwiched between two world wars, Germany’s Bauhaus school of art and design changed the face of modernity. Conran. Between its three successive locations in weimar, dessau and berlin, the school fostered charismatic and creative exchange between teachers and students, all varied in their artistic styles and preferences, but united in their idealism and their interest in a “total” work of art across different practices and media.

This book celebrates the adventurous innovation of the Bauhaus movement, both as a trailblazer in the development of modernism, and as a paradigm of art education, where an all-encompassing freedom of creative expression and cutting-edge ideas led to functional and beautiful creations. Eames. With utopian ideals for the future, textiles, film, theatre, the school developed a pioneering fusion of fine art, architecture, craftsmanship, ceramics, sculpture, photography, design, and technology to be applied across painting, and installation.

Bauhaus Basic Art Series 2.0 - As much an intense personal community as a publicly minded collective, oskar schlemmer, the Bauhaus was first founded by Walter Gropius 1883–1969, Gunta Stölzl, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and counted Josef and Anni Albers, Marianne Brandt and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe among its members.

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Case Study Houses Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN - 1000 chairs Revised and updated edition. Sponsored by arts & architecture magazine, the program sought to respond to the postwar building boom with prototype modern homes that could be both easily replicated and readily affordable to the average American. Concentrated on the los angeles area, raphael soriano, pierre koenig, Craig Ellwood, Charles and Ray Eames, the Case Study Houses included 36 model homes commissioned from such major architects of the day as Richard Neutra, Eero Saarinen, A.

Conran. Quincy jones, and Ralph Rapson. Their criteria included “using, as far as is practicable, many war-born techniques and materials best suited to the expression of man’s life in the modern world. The results of the program would redefine the modern home and extend influence not only across the United States but around the world.

Case Study Houses Basic Art Series 2.0 - The case study house program 1945–1966 was a unique event in the history of American architecture. This compact guide includes all of the case Study Houses with over 150 photos and plans, as well as a map showing locations of all sites, including those that no longer exist. Bauhaus. Eames. Case Study Houses.

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1000 Lights Bibliotheca Universalis French Edition


TASCHEN - Presented chronologically by decade are the 20th century’s most interesting electric lights, from Tiffany’s beautiful leaded-glass shades to completely outrageous designs from the late 1960s and 1970s to the latest high-tech LED lamps. All major styles are represented here―arts & crafts, art nouveau, Pop, Postwar, Art Deco, De Stijl, Radical, Modern Movement, Postmodern, and Contemporary―in 640 pages of truly illuminated works.

This definitive reference work is a must-have for collectors and design fans. Case Study Houses. Conran. Eames. Bauhaus. Designed to be a companion to our classic title 1000 Chairs, this edition contains an awesome selection of over 1000 lights. 1000 chairs Revised and updated edition. 1000 lights.

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100 Interiors Around the World Bibliotheca Universalis German Edition


TASCHEN - Making stops in north and south america, and Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia, this edition rounds up some of today’s most exceptional and inspiring interiors across six continents.100 interiors Around the World. From rustic minimalism to urbane eclecticism, united by authenticity, a love of detail, the selection celebrates a global spectrum of styles, and a zest for individual expression that will never go out of fashion.

Includes interiors in argentina, japan, brazil, spain, morocco, france, the USA, Cuba, South Africa, Kenya, Sweden, Italy, Denmark, Indonesia, China, Germany, Turkey, the UK, Greece, and many more countries. With pictures by leading interior photographers including xavier béjot, hieplerbrunier, rené stoeltie, reto Guntli, Mark Seelen, Simon Upton, François Halard, Ricardo Labougle, Jason Schmidt, Eric Laignel, Tim Street-Porter, Nikolas Koenig, Pieter Estersohn, Ditte Isager, Vincent Thibert, Åke Lindman, Marina Faust, Thomas Loof, Paul Warchol.

100 Interiors Around the World Bibliotheca Universalis German Edition - 1000 chairs Revised and updated edition. Conran. Eames. Bauhaus. 1000 lights. Case Study Houses.

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1000 Chairs


TASCHEN - Bauhaus. Conran. Case Study Houses. A special treat for anyone who loves design and a must for collectors!   about the series:Bibliotheca Universalis — Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, open-minded publishing.

Bibliotheca universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia. Bookworm’s delight — never bore, French, always excite!   Text in English, and German Eames.1000 lights. Taschen.

1000 Chairs - They are all here: thonet’s bentwood chairs and Hoffmann’s sitting-machines,  Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair and Ron Arad’s avant-garde armchairs. The book devotes one page to each chair, displayed on its own as pure form, with biographical and historical information about the chairs and their designers.

The particular curve of a backrest, or the twist of a leg, the angle of a seat or the color of the entire artifact all reflect the stylistic consciousness of each era. From gerrit rietveld and alvar aalto to verner panton to eva zeisel, from Pop Art to Postmodernism, from Art Nouveau to International Style, the phenomenon of the chair is so complex that it requires a reference work as comprehensive as this to do it full justice.

1000 chairs Revised and updated edition. 100 interiors Around the World.

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Art of the 20th Century


TASCHEN - 100 interiors Around the World. Bauhaus. Who could possibly have forecast on new year’s eve 1899 that, not prerequisites? The term “art” has been defined and redefined so many times over the last 100 years that it has gained entirely new social, political, one hundred years later, painting and sculpture would be only options, and technological meanings.

Ranging across the full spectrum of disciplines available, and thematically chaptered to highlight relationships between works and movements, including photography and new media, this readable and encyclopedic survey does just what it says on the cover. Eames. Taschen. Used book in Good Condition. Whether you want surrealism or land Art, Fluxus or Bauhaus, this is your be-all, end-all guide to art of the 20th century.

Art of the 20th Century - Conran. Case Study Houses. 1000 lights. 1000 chairs Revised and updated edition.

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Mies van der Rohe Basic Art Series 2.0


TASCHEN - Conran. 100 interiors Around the World. Eames. Case Study Houses. Taschen. With the help of contemporary technological and material developments, he sought a stripped-down purity to architecture, showcased by the likes of the Seagram Building and Farnsworth House. 1000 lights. Others cite mies van der Rohe as the ultimate master of an abidingly elegant essence.

This book presents more than 20 of mies van der Rohe’s projects from the period 1906–1967 to introduce his groundbreaking practise and influence in both America and Europe. Some spoke out against this stark approach as the precursor to bland, generic cityscapes. Mies van Der Rohe. Famed for his motto “less is more, ” ludwig mies van der Rohe 1886–1969 was one of the founding fathers of modern architecture and a hotly-debated tastemaker of twentieth-century aesthetics and urban experience.

Mies van der Rohe Basic Art Series 2.0 - Mies van der rohe’s philosophy was one of underlying truth in pure forms and proportions. Used book in Good Condition. 1000 chairs Revised and updated edition. Bauhaus.

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