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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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Designed by Architects in the 1980s

First Japanese edition (printed in 1990) of this great design book published originally in Europe in 1987/88. Different cover variation for the Japanese edition.

An international selection of over 400 objects (over 500 illustrations) such as tableware, furniture, jewellery, glassware and light fixtures designed by more than 50 leading architects. The book provides a cross-section of original ideas to be found in the best of modern design and aims to show the powerful influence that architects continue to have on industrial and furniture design. Furniture and lighting by Norman Foster, tableware by Sottsass, Robert Stern and Venturi, jewellery by Arata Isogaki and Stern, furniture by Ambasz, Mario Botta, Michael Graves and Richard Meier are some of the artefacts included in this study. The architects, Juli Capella and Quim Larreo are editors of the magazine “De Diseno” and are on the board of the architectural magazine “El Croquis” published in Madrid.

Includes an introduction by Alessandro Mendini, “This Book is This Painting”.

Features the work of: Emilio Ambasz, Ron Arad, Gae Aulenti, Mario Bellini, Cini Boeri, Pep Bonet, Mario Botta, Andrea Branzi, Santiago Calatrava, Anna Castelli, Achille Castiglioni, Cristian Cirici, Antonio Citterio, Lluis Clotet, Paolo Deganello, Michele de Lucchi, Jonathan de Pas, Donato d’Urbino, Paolo Lomazzi, Norman Foster, Frank O. Gehry, Michael Graves, Vittorio Gregotti, Pierluigi Cerri, Hans Hollein, Arata Isozaki, Charles Jencks, Ugo la Pietra, Vico Magistretti, Angelo Mangiarotti, Richard Meier, Alessandro Mendini, Pedro MMiralles, Rafael Moneo, Nemo, Oscar Niemeyer, Peolo Portoghesi, Also Rossi, Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Alvaro Siza Vieira, Ettore Sottsass Jr., Robert A.M. Stern, Giotto Stoppino, Kazuide Takahama, Matteo Thun, Elias Torres Tur, José Antonio, Martinez Lapeña, Oscar Tusquets, Robert Venturi, Daniel Weil, Stefan Wewerka, Marco Zanuso.

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Design Now: Industry or Art?
by Volker Fischer, Volker Albus, Jochen Gros, Matteo Thun

Published by Prestel Munich, in 1989, this wonderful, richly illustrated and stylishly designed book covers the entire range of design in the late 1980’s and it’s predecessors. With sections dedicated to themes and subjects such as Exemplars; High Tech; Trans High Tech; Alchimia/Memphis; Post-Modernism; Minimalism; Archetypes; plus dense profile chapters on Dieter Rams, Stefan Wewerka and Holger Scheel; and essay sections from Matteo Thun (“Neo-Baroque Yardsticks”; “Micro-Architecture”; “Banal Design”), Volker Albus (“Rolex and Manhattan: Skyscraper Symbolism in Advertising”) and Jochen Gros (“Small but Sophisticated: Microelectronics and Design”). Featuring fantastic photo-documentation and archival imagery of some of the finest and most radical design-objects of the period, including work by Frank Gehry, Hans Hollien, Michael Graves, Robert Venturi, Norbert Berghof, Aldo Rossi, Zeus, Shiro Kuramata, Philippe Starck, Dakota Jackson, Stanley Tigerman, Marcus Brotsch, Jorg Hieronymous, Michael Matuschka, Stefan Ambrozus, Michele De Lucchi, Ettore Sottsass, Ron Arad, Gaetano Pesce, George J. Sowden, Peter Shire, Martine Bedin, Carla Ceccariglia, Alessandro Mendini, Bruno Gregori, Ingo Maurer, Till Lesser, Gerard Kuijpers, Mario Botta, Jean-Marc da Costa, Piero Vendruscolo, Heide Warlamis, Robert A.M. Stern, Robert and Trix Hausmann, Stanley Tigerman, Margaret McCurry, Steven Holl, Danilo Silvestrin, Dieter Rams, Stefan Wewerka, Daniel Weil, Holger Scheel, Matteo Thun, SITE, and so many more, this generous publication is a must for any enthusiast of design from this period.

Edited by Volker Fischer, deputy director of the German Architecture Museum, Frankfurt.

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