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GESTALTEN - Design

Publishing House: GESTALTEN

Category: Design

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  • Composition: Paper
  • Dimensions: Depth: 1.64 inches Height: 9.36 inches Width: 8.07 inches
  • Product code:56001334FU
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Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams
Klaus Kemp
Gestalten

In the more than 40 years that he spent working at Braun, Dieter Rams established himself as one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century. His elegantly clear visual language not only defined product design for decades, but also our fundamental understanding of what design is and what it can and should do. Dieter Rams created ten rules of design more than twenty years ago. Sometimes referred to as the ten commandments, they are just as relevant today: Good design is innovative. Good design makes a product useful. Good design is aesthetic. Good design helps a product to be understood. Good design is unobtrusive. Good design is honest. Good design is durable. Good design is consistent to the last detail. Good design is environmentally friendly. Good design is as little design as possible. Less and More elucidates the design philosophy of Dieter Rams. The book is the ultimate collection of images of all of Rams s products as well as selected sketches and models from Braun stereo systems and electric shavers to the chairs and shelving systems that he created for Vitsoe and sdr+. In addition to the complete visual presentation of his designs, the book contains new texts by international design experts that explain how the work was created, describe its timeless quality, and put it into current context. In this way, the work of Dieter Rams is given a contemporary re-evaluation that is especially useful in light of the rediscovery of functionalism and rationalism in todays design. Less and More shows us the possibilities that design opens for both the manufacturer and the consumer as a means of making our lives better through attractive, functional solutions that also save resources.

808 pp.

2010

English
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