B is for Bauhaus, Y is for YouTube

Designing the Modern World from A to Z

Author: Deyan Sudjic

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 488

View: 481

A tool kit, done in A–Z form, for understanding the world around us through the way we design and use things. Covering subjects that range from authenticity to Grand Theft Auto to Dieter Rams, Deyan Sudjic’s latest book has been called "a master class in musing on modern design." Though it is organized in A–Z format, it is not a dictionary or an encyclopedia in the strictest sense. Rather, it is an essential tool kit for understanding the world through emblematic examples, both historic and contemporary, from the field of design. In stand-alone chapters, Sudjic explores concepts as a whole, specific movements, or specific objects and people. The result is a kaleidoscopic view of the profound way in which design—both good and bad—has colored the modern world and influenced our interactions with popular culture. Woven throughout are surprisingly nostalgic remembrances and intensely personal perspectives on a life in design by someone who clearly lives and breathes it. Sudjic demonstrates not only a passion for the subject, but also an ability to illuminate what is most inspiring and intriguing about the way we create.

B is for Bauhaus, Y is for YouTube

Designing the Modern World, from A to Z

Author: Deyan Sudjic

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 473

View: 862

Presented alphabetically, provides insight into some of the concepts, objects, and movements that define contemporary design.

B is for Bauhaus, Y is for YouTube

Designing the Modern World, from A to Z

Author: Deyan Sudjic

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 473

View: 547

Presented alphabetically, provides insight into some of the concepts, objects, and movements that define contemporary design.

B is for Bauhaus

An A-Z of the Modern World

Author: Deyan Sudjic

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

View: 442

This book is not a dictionary, though it tells you all you need know about everything from Authenticity to Zips. It's not an autobiography, though it does offer a revealing and highly personal inside view of contemporary culture. It's an essential tool kit for understanding the modern world. It's about what makes a Warhol a genuine fake; the creation of national identities; the mania to collect. It's also about the world seen from the rear view mirror of Grand Theft Auto V; digital ornament and why we value imperfection. It's about drinking a bruisingly dry martini in Adolf Loo's American bar in Vienna, and about Hitchcock's film sets. It's about fashion and technology, about politics and art.

The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

Author: James Stevens Curl

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 1104

View: 780

Covers all periods of western architectural history including biographies of architects and others who have made significant contributions to the field of architecture.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

Author: Michael Clarke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 473

Covers a wide range of terms from the visual art world, including materials, techniques, and important styles and periods. Revised and updated to reflect the recent development and expanded with new entries focusing primarily on modern and contemporary art materials and techniques.

The Weimar Republic Sourcebook

Author: Chancellor Professor of German and Film Studies Anton Kaes

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 806

View: 919

Reproduces (translated into English) contemporary documents or writings with an introduction to each section.

Space, Time and Architecture

The Growth of a New Tradition

Author: Sigfried Giedion

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 897

View: 364

Analyzes contemporary architectural techniques, potentialities, innovations, and concepts as they apply to city planning

Deterioration, They Said

Author: Raphael Gygax

Publisher: Jrp Ringier Kunstverlag Ag

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 91

View: 526

Edited by Raphael Gygax. Text by Thomas Beard, Ed Halter.