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Möbel als Kunstobjekt / Furniture as Art Object

“Möbel als Kunstobjekt” (“Furniture as Art Object”) was published in 1987 to accompany an exhibition of the same name held in Munich in 1987-1988.
This heavily researched book profiles an amazing selection of fine artists, designers, and architects that have challenged the field of furniture design and experimented with furniture design forms in their practice. It traces a long history of furniture as a field of endless provocative artistic forms and publishes here alongside essays and timelines, profiles and illustrated examples of work from no less than: Peter Josef Abels, Volker Albus, Sandra Antal, Ron Arad, Richard Artschwager, Elvira Bach, Joachim Bandau, Joseph Beuys, Bernhard Johannes Blume, Rudolf Bott, Heinrich Brummack, Marcel Breuer, Carlo Bugatti, Scott Burton, Tony Cragg, Miles Davies, Otto Dressler, Andre Dubreuil, Charles Eames, Egon Eiermann, Hildegard Erhard, Suzan Etkin, Rainer Fettin, Uwe Fischer/Klaus Achim Heine, Peter Fischli/David Weiss, Wolfgang Flatz, Rupprecht Geiger, Frank Gehry, Jochen Gerz, Walter Gropius, Al Hansen, Christian Hasucha, Wolfgang Hausler, Anne Jud, Donald Judd, Bruno K., Margaret Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Jurgen Klauke, Imi Knoebel, Lawrence Compton Kolawole, Huub Kortekaas, Shiro Kuramata, Heinz Landes, Wolfgang Laubersheimer, El Lissitzky, Adolf Loos, Inge Mahn, Wasa Marjanov, Peter Monnig, George Nelson, Meret Oppenheim, Aribert von Ostrowski, Bruno Paul, Sarah Pelikan, Gaetano Pesce, Pino Poggi, Gerrit Rietveld, Thomas Ruff, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Denis Santachiara, Berthold Schepers, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Klaus Schmitt, Ettore Sottsass, Daniel Spoerri, Patricia Maria Staudenhochtl, Stiletto, Axel Stumpf, Gunther Uecker , Timm Ulrichs, Karl Valentin, Hermann Waldenburg, Rupert Walser, Helmut Weber, Herbert Jakob Weinand, Stefan Wewerka, Georg Wirsching, Carl Emanuel Wolff, Bernd Zimmer, Stefan Zwicky… and so many more.

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Contemporary Landscape
From the Horizon of Postmodern Design

Beautiful and extremely scarce Japanese catalogue for the exhibition held at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, 1985. Presents 200 pieces of work by 48 designers and architects from Europe, America and Japan. This book profiles many of these important designers through photographs, biographies and text.

Foreword by Michiaki Kawakita and Kenji Adachi. Introduction by Shinji Kohmoto and an essay on Italian radical and neo-radical design by Alessandro Mendini.

Features the work of Aldo Rossi, Alessandro Mendini, Andrea Branzi, Arata Isozaki, Ettore Sottsass, Frank Gehry, Fumihiko Maki, Mario Botta, Masanori Umeda, Matteo Thun, Michael Graves, Michele De Lucchi, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Peter Shire, Richard Meier, Robert Venturi, Ron Arad, Daniel Weil, Shiro Kuramata…

One of the finest and scarcest volumes produced on postmodern design.

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Terrazzo Number 2
Spring 1989 (Ed. Barbara Radice)

TERRAZZO was a very special biannual publication on architecture and design, edited and published between 1988–1995 by Barbara Radice, a prominent Italian author, design critic and member of the Memphis Milano design group. In conjunction with Ettore Sottsass, Christoph Radl, Anna Wagner and Santi Caleca, Radice created a unique and thoughtful periodical that focused on contemporary works of design and architecture, within Italy and abroad, touching on a vast array of disciplines in each issue, including literature, poetry, history, science, philosophy, art and anthropology.

TERRAZZO 2
Spring 1989

ANDREA BRANZI
Architecture in shadow

FRANK GEHRY
Detailing by Frank Gehry
photographs by Santi Caleca

PAUL LUBOWICKI SUSAN LANIER projects

FRANCESCO CLEMENTE
on architecture

ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE
glass

DESIGN FOR HEROES

TRAVEL NOTES
by Ettore Sottsass
on light
photographs by Ettore Sottsass

GREEK TEMPLES: THE POLYCHROMY
by Joseph Rykwert

FRAN LEBOWITZ ON ARCHITECTS
interview

PLANS (No. 2)
Islamic, the Middle Ages

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GA Houses No.11
Special Feature: New Waves in American Architecture

 

Eleventh issue from 1987 of this now classic architectural series, the great GA Houses from Tokyo, Japan.

One of the finest architecture journal series ever published, GA Houses extends from the famous GA (Global Architecture) journal series, presented by the highly esteemed publishing house that also published the GA, GA Document, and GI (Global Interior) architectural publications.

Each issue of GA Houses highlights a selection of residential architectural projects by renowned international architects.

Beautiful architectural photography of residential building interiors, exteriors and architectural details, along with texts (mostly in Japanese) and floor-plans/elevation drawings make up the profiles on each featured building or residential environment. The visual generosity of these handsomely designed and printed journals make them a treasure for any architecture or interior design enthusiast or collector.

GA Houses No.11, 1987
Special Feature: New Waves in American Architecture

Contents include:

Elements on Residence 8
POINTS OF ADDRESS by Donlyn Lyndon

Trip to Epoch-Making 7
GEORGE HOWE “FORTUNE ROCK”
Text by Joseph B. Thomas

FRANK O. GEHRY – Indiana Project, Venice, California; Spiller Residence, South of Los Angeles, California
GWATHMEY SIEGEL – Houston Residence, Houston, Texas
ROBERT A.M. STERN – Points of View, Mount Desert Island, Maine
ROBERT MITTELSTADT – R. Mittelstadt Duplex, San Francisco, California
DANIEL SOLOMON – Bellair Duplex, San Francisco, California; Glover Street Condominiums, San Francisco, California; Castro Common — San Francisco, California; Francisco Reservoir — San Francisco, California
WILLIAM KESSLER – Private Residence, Southeast Michigan
GRAHAM GUND – Shapleigh House, Masachusetts Coast; School-House Condominiums, Boston, Massachusetts.
BAKER ROTHSCHILD HORN BLYTH – Fitzwater Factory Court, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Candy Factory Court, Baker Residence, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Winig Residence, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Special Feature: New Waves in American Architecture 4;

RALPH LERNER – Prokop House Addition, Port Washington, New York; Villa Vasone, Sa~o Paulo, Brazil; Barn Renovation, Palmyra, Virginia; Artist and Writers Housing, Rye, England
RUBIN and SMITH-MILLER – Residence with Outbuildings, Southern Connecticut; Apartment, Fifth Avenue, New York City; Fifth Avenue Apartment, Fifth Avenue at Central Park, New York City
SUSANA TORRE – Back House (Two Silo House), Poundridge, New York; Clark House, Southampton, Long Island
ROBERT FOOTH SHANNON – “Cabin” for the Architect; Row-House Renovation, 49 Garden Street, Boston, Massachusetts; Solar Renaissance Homes; Wooten House, Windham, Vermont
MARK McINTURFF – McInturff House #1, Bethesda, Maryland; Mcinturff House #2, Bethesda, Maryland
TOD WILLIAMS – House in Montclair; Michigan Project; Williams’ Barns in Sagaponack, New York; House on Long Island Sound

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