• 245,00 kr.

    When American architects, designers, and cultural institutions converted wartime strategies to new ends, the aggressive promotion of postwar domestic bliss became another kind of weapon: In the years immediately following World War II, America embraced modern architecture—not as something imported from Europe, but as an entirely new mode of operation, with original and captivating designs made in the USA. In Domesticity at War, Beatriz Colomina shows how postwar American architecture adapted the techniques and materials that were developed for military applications to domestic use. Just as manufacturers were turning wartime industry to peacetime productivity—going from missiles to washing machines—American architects and cultural institutions were, in Buckminster Fuller’s words, turning “weaponry into livingry.”This new form of domesticity itself turned out to be a powerful weapon. Images of American domestic bliss—suburban homes, manicured lawns, kitchen accessories—went around the world as an effective propaganda campaign. Cold War anxieties were masked by endlessly repeated images of a picture-perfect domestic environment. Even the popular conception of the architect became domesticated, changing from that of an austere modernist to a plaid-shirt wearing homebody. Colomina examines, with interlocking case studies and an army of images, the embattled and obsessive domesticity of postwar America. She reports on, among other things, MOMA’s exhibition of a Dymaxion Deployment Unit (DDU), a corrugated steel house suitable for use as a bomb shelter, barracks, or housing; Charles and Ray Eames’s vigorous domestic life and their idea of architecture as a flexible stage for the theatrical spectacle of everyday life; and the American lawn as patriotic site and inalienable right.Domesticity at War itself has a distinctive architecture. Housed within the case are two units: one book of text, and one book of illustrations—most of them in color, including advertisements, newspaper and magazine articles, and many architectural photographs

  • New
    500,00 kr.

    By Henrik Sten Møller: Dansk design / Danish Design. Copenhagen: Rhodos Publisher’s, 1975. Square4to. Publisher’s heavy, clothed tan hardcover, with dustjacket. 262 pp. Text in both Danish and English, and richly illustrated and finely printed in black and white and color. Some wear to jacket (see photos), else overall a…

  • New
    750,00 kr.

    Biographical encyclopedia of Danish craftspeople/ artists since 1925. Entries include extensive biographical information for each artist as well as descriptions of their work and suggestions for further reading. Each entry is often also accompanied by photographs of both the artist and their work. Arranged alphabetically by artist, this comprehensive guide in two volumes is an essential reference for anyone interested in Danish design in the applied arts such as jewelry/ metalwork, ceramics, glass, furniture, textiles, and much more

  • 100,00 kr.

    Henning Damgård-Sørensen, 4.4.1928-19.4.2013, maler, billedhugger. Født i Ålborg. D-S. er udlært som murer og selvlært som kunstner. Han debuterede 1950 på Kunstnernes efterårsudstilling og blev 1965 medlem af kunstnersammenslutningen Grønningen for hvilken han har været formand 1967-89. D-S.s kunstneriske udfoldelser er især knyttet til arkitektur og i mindre grad til frembringelse af enkeltstående malerier og skulpturer. D-S.s udtryksmåde er stærkt baseret på materialerne og derved får mange af hans arbejder et frit overskridende forhold til de kunstneriske genrers grænser. Hans værker kan være kombinationer af fx maleri, skulptur, relief og mosaik, men der er næsten altid tale om billedkompositioner som bygger på udnyttelse af det geometrisk-abstrakte billedsprog og på kraftig betoning af det effektfulde og dekorative. D-S.s vigtigste kunstneriske indsats findes i hans udsmykningværker til offentlige og private institutioner og heraf må fremhæves centralskolen i Ikast, LO-skolen i Helsingør, Kildeskovhallen i Gentofte, Haderslev rådhus, Codanhus i Hjørring, Specialarbejderskolen i Ålborg, Roskilde katedralskole, A/S Dyrup & Co. i Gladsaxe, Tune centralskole, Svømmehallen Haraldslund i Ålborg, Roskilde universitetscenter (farvesætning), Kolding Eksportslagteri, Husumskolen i København. Svaneapoteket i Hjørring, Gellerupcentret i Århus, Illum i Kbh., Høje Taastrup Station og Rigshospitalet

  • 500,00 kr.

    Edited by Benedikt Huber and Jean-Claude Steinegger: Jean Prouvé Prefabrication: Structures and Elements. London: Pall Mall Press, 1971. Squarish 4to in publishers hardcover with unclipped dustjacket (26.7 x 25.6 cm). 212 pages, richly bw illustrated with text in English. Light wear to jacket that is now protected and private name…

  • 2.750,00 kr.

    Teufen AR, Schweiz : A. Niggli, 1963 (1957). Square 8vo. Second printing in the original wraps as issued. Cover with minor surface marks and a minor dent to top of spine that is going through the book but not affecting the fine color silkscreen prints. 62 pages, chiefly illustraions, hereof…

  • Out of Stock
    200,00 kr.

    Copenhagen: Arkitektens Forlag, 1989. Stort format. Hardcover, uden omslag. 179 pp. Illustreret sort/hvid og farver 1. edition. Fine and clean copy

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    L’Oeuvre d’Arne Jacobsen. Paris: Maison du Danemark, 1961. Small square 8vo. Wraps as issued. 43 pages, illustrated, with text by Andre Bloc in French. Some wear to wraps with folds (see photos). A contemporary Danish postal stamp and a namestamp of Danish architect to endpaper, else clean and overall a…

  • 600,00 kr.

    “Nature has always been a source of inspiration for the design of the human environment, but in recent years this relationship has grown even more intense. “Nature as model” has influenced the most diverse possible concepts and developmental processes and is revealed in a large spectrum of forms and functions. Nature Design brings together projects and objects from design, architecture, landscape architecture, photography, and art that have been inspired by nature to develop complex and innovative works. The protagonists include Werner Aisslinger, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Peter Eisenman, Zaha Hadid, Herzog and de Meuron, Ross Lovegrove, Olaf Nicolai, Francois Roche, Lars Spuybroek, and Günther Vogt, among others. The book covers the historical and theoretical fundamentals of the themes sea, topography, plants, human beings, animals, scent, and climate. Nature Design is intended to reveal the diversity of possibilities for copying and reinventing nature and to open up new perspectives”