Steven Holl

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.

* Condition: As new and unread condition (fresh from original factory seal) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

Design Now: Industry or Art?
Product Options
Shipping Rate: E

Out of Stock



PIN–UP is a magazine that captures an architectural spirit, rather than focusing on technical details of design, by featuring interviews with architects, designers, and artists, and presenting work as an informal work in progress – a fun assembly of ideas, stories and conversations, all paired with cutting-edge photography and artwork. Both raw and glossy, the magazine is a nimble mix of genres and themes, finding inspiration in the high and the low by casting a refreshingly playful eye on rare architectural gems, amazing interiors, smart design, and that fascinating area where those areas connect with contemporary art. In short, PIN–UP is pure architectural entertainment!

Issue 15 features:

Two Architectural Shape Shifters are Taking Things to the next Level
Interview by Felix Burrichter
Portraits by Asger Carlsen

The Indisputable Grand Dame of French Collectible Design is anything but Steely
Interview by Jina Khayyer
Portraits by Katja Rahlwes

Into the recesses of the Imagination of New York’s resident Space Poet
Interview by Pierre Alexandre de Looz
Portraits by Jason Rodgers

The best of both Worlds with a Modern Internet Explorer
Interview by Stephen Froese
Portraits by Topical Cream

A special feature on the Eminence Grise of Dutch Architecture
Introduction by Dirk van den Heuvel
Interview by Florian Idenburg
Photography by Elsbeth Struijk van Bergen

PLUS 67 pages of Interior Moments, including the Princeton home of Michael Graves, the DESTE Foundation in Athens by Dakis Joannou and Andreas Angelidakis, Jean Pigozzi’s Sottsass-designed beach-side getaway, a beautiful Fifth Avenue penthouse designed by Michael Schaible, an imaginary home at London’s V&A designed by artists Elmgreen & Dragset, Veronica Chou’s Beijing party home, and a spectacular New York lair entirely designed by the late Ward Bennett.

The future imagined with Konstantin Grcic’s most iconic designs, wise words on furniture by the inimitable Edgar Allan Poe, a whole new outfit for the house of Balenciaga, Trix and Robert Haussmann revisited, artist Oliver Michaels’ new architectural vernacular, a design symphony in shades of beige, and so much more.

Product Options
Shipping Rate: D
Order PIN-UP 15 - @ $34.00