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George Nelson: The Design of Modern Design

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George Nelson (1908-1986) was a pioneering modernist who ranks with such outstanding American designers as Raymond Loewy, Charles Eames, and Eliot Noyes. Nelson's office produced some of the twentieth century's canonical pieces of industrial design, many of which are still in production: the ball clock, the bubble lamp, and the sling sofa. Nelson also made major contributions to the storage wall, the shopping mall, the multimedia presentation, and the open-plan office system. The author of this definitive biography was given access to Nelson's office archives and personal papers. He also interviewed more than seventy of Nelson's friends, colleagues, employees, and clients, and obtained many previously unpublished images from corporate and private archives.

The full range of Nelson's work is represented, from product and furniture design to packaging and graphics to large-scale projects such as the Fairchild house and the 1959 American National Exhibition in Moscow. Because Nelson was a serious and original thinker about design issues, Abercrombie quotes extensively from his published and unpublished writings, offering provocative new material to students of design theory and philosophy.
George Nelson: The Design of Modern Design

FORTHCOMING AND NEW: DESIGN AND DECORATIVE ARTS

Spector Cut + Paste: #1-4

SPECTOR CUT + PASTE: #1-4

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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.

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ISBN: 9783959051040 | US $45.00

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

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

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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.

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ISBN: 9783959050814 | US $40.00

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

SCHOOL FOR DESIGN FICTION

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ISBN: 9783944669274 | US $35.00

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

IN RESERVE: THE HOUSEHOLD!

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ISBN: 9783959050913 | US $39.00

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

SPACE FOR VISUAL RESEARCH

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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.

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ISBN: 9783959050104 | US $20.00

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

BAUHAUS NEWS: CONTEMPORARY REMARKS

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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 Hner, Monika Schnetkamp. Text by Julia Hner, 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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