BOOKS ON DESIGN THEORY, AESTHETICS AND HISTORY

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The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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Clothbound, 7.5 x 10.25 in. / 832 pgs / 700 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2004

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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

The Design Encyclopedia


The Museum of Modern Art Design Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive design reference guide to date. Compiled over the last 15 years by Mel Byars, in consultation with an international team of design experts, The Encyclopedia sets out to provide the factual framework of a discipline whose own historical accounting of itself is still relatively young. (By way of contrast, art history has existed as a scholarly discipline for over two centuries, and has produced a fairly comprehensive record of itself in that time period.) Only once before has a similarly comprehensive overview of the history of design been attempted--in 1994, also by Mel Byars. The Encyclopedia is about design, of course, but these days “design” seems to encompass almost everything, from magazine layouts and sweatshirts to animatronic flower gardens and heart pumps, not to mention the more abstract “information design.” Here, however, design is considered only in its concrete application to functional objects, thus crossing with craft, decorative arts, and industrial design, but distinguishing itself from fine art and theory. The result is 832 pages covering the last 130 years in the history of the design of furniture, lighting, fabrics, ceramics, glassware, metalware, objects in a range of other materials, and mechanical, electrical and electronic appliances, as well as automobiles and some inventions. There are separate entries for designers and craftspeople, design studios, consortiums and partnerships, noteworthy manufacturers, significant historical periods and styles, and materials. Entries, 3,600 in all, are self-contained and organized alphabetically, and include cross-references. Information is an amalgamation of data gathered from a vast number of primary and secondary sources. With over 700 full-color illustrations, most of which are drawn from the MoMA collection, the remainder from Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen in Munich and Hamburg or directly from designers or manufacturers, this publication is an invaluable, definitive compendium of the world of design over the last century and a half.
The Design Encyclopedia

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FORTHCOMING AND NEW: DESIGN AND DECORATIVE ARTS

Spector Cut + Paste: #1-4

SPECTOR CUT + PASTE: #1-4

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783944669045 | US $27.00

Pub Date: 9/1/2013
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Under the Radar

UNDER THE RADAR

Edited by Jan-Frederik Bandel, Annette Gilbert, Tania Prill.

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783959051040 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 2/2/2017
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Léo Favier: What, You Don't Know Grapus?

LéO FAVIER: WHAT, YOU DON'T KNOW GRAPUS?

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783944669496 | US $25.00

Pub Date: 1/1/2015
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Taking a Line for a Walk

TAKING A LINE FOR A WALK

Edited with text by Nina Paim, Emilia Bergmark, Corinne Gisel.

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783959050814 | US $40.00

Pub Date: 1/9/2016
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School For Design Fiction

SCHOOL FOR DESIGN FICTION

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783944669274 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 5/1/2014
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In Reserve: The Household!

IN RESERVE: THE HOUSEHOLD!

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783959050913 | US $39.00

Pub Date: 1/9/2016
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Space For Visual Research

SPACE FOR VISUAL RESEARCH

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783944669809 | US $42.00

Pub Date: 5/1/2014
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Co-Op Principle: Hannes Meyer and the Concept of Collective Design

CO-OP PRINCIPLE: HANNES MEYER AND THE CONCEPT OF COLLECTIVE DESIGN

Edited by Raquel Franklin. Text by Claudia Perren, Astrid Volpert.

SPECTOR BOOKS/STIFTUNG BAUHAUS DESSAU

ISBN: 9783959050104 | US $20.00

Pub Date: 2/1/2016
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Bauhaus News: Contemporary Remarks

BAUHAUS NEWS: CONTEMPORARY REMARKS

SPECTOR BOOKS/BAUHAUS KOOPERATION BERLIN DESSAU WEIMAR

ISBN: 9783959050579 | US $29.00

Pub Date: 2/1/2015
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Less Is a Bore: Reflections on Memphis

LESS IS A BORE: REFLECTIONS ON MEMPHIS

Edited by Julia Höner, Monika Schnetkamp. Text by Julia Höner, Tido von Oppeln, Oliver Tepel.

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783959051293 | US $28.00

Pub Date: 8/22/2017
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Design Is Storytelling

DESIGN IS STORYTELLING

By Ellen Lupton.

COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM

ISBN: 9781942303190 | US $17.95

Pub Date: 11/21/2017
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Mixed Matters: A Multi-Material Design Compendium

MIXED MATTERS: A MULTI-MATERIAL DESIGN COMPENDIUM

Edited by Kostas Grigoriadis.

JOVIS

ISBN: 9783868594218 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 10/25/2016
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