Special Denmark Issue of the leading French modernist architectural magazine, edited by Andre Bloc and for this issue Alexandre Persitz. With contributions by or about Kay Fisker, Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl, Wilhelm Lauritzen etc. Paris, 1949. Large 4to in original magazine wraps. 62 pages. Text in French, richly illustrated. Some…
Throughout his long career Lance Wyman kept a daily record of his creative processes: working drawings for logos; detailed specifications for urban way-finding systems; sketches for typefaces; notes to himself; records of conversations; colour swatches; Polaroids; and other forms of printed ephemera. This is the first publication of these.
The book on Dieter Rams and Braun. Edited by Klaus Kemp and Keiko Ueki-Polet, published by Gestalten Verlag, 2020 (2010). Heavy book in publishers wraps and original slipcase. 808 pages, richly illustrated. Slipcase with lightly dented corners. Book is unharmed. Text in English.
First edition attractive copy of FORM – Eine Bilanz uber die Formentwicklung um die Mitte des XX. Jahrhunderts / A Balance Sheet of Mid-Twentieth-Century Trends in Design / Un Bilan de l’Evolution de la Forme au Milieu du XXe Siecle. 168 pp. Illustrated. Text in German, English and French
This publication documents Bill’s initiative in reproductions of the original display panels and layout plans for the venues visited by the exhibition, and places Die gute Form in a theoretical context that considers its reception and impact within the history of design. The international touring exhibition Die gute Form was conceived by Max Bill on behalf of the Swiss Werkbund and was shown for the first time in 1949 at the Basel Mustermesse trade fair. The exhibition consisted of 80 display panels, designed by Bill presenting a selection of consumer goods from all over the world chosen by Bill as examples of good design
“Modern Danish Arts & Crafts”. Copenhagen: Thaning & Appels Forlag, 1948. Original wrappers with dustjacket. 36 pp. Illustrated in b/w and colour. Text in Danish. Well preserved copy of this highly charming classic. First edition