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Product Design Bookshelf

Product Design Bookshelf

Emily Pilloton, author of Design Revolution, defines design as “problem-solving with grace and foresight.” No discipline is free from design criteria: the manufactured objects that are the building blocks of our environment can be badly designed, indifferently designed or designed “with grace and foresight.” Below is a selection of our finest books on product, ranging from monographs on individual designers and companies to surveys of design genres such as watch and chair design.

Recommended Reading: A Product Design Book List

                                                             
100 Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum Collection
100 Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum Collection
VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM

Pbk, 9.25 x 12 in. / 270 pgs / 220 color / 130 bw. | 9/30/2013 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783980407038 | $50.00


100 Superlative Rolex Watches
100 Superlative Rolex Watches
DAMIANI

Hardback, 9.75 x 12.5 in. / 266 pgs / 600 color. | 10/1/2008 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788862080316 | $200.00


1968: Radical Italian Design
1968: Radical Italian Design
DESTE FOUNDATION/TOILET PAPER

Slip, Hbk, 8.5 x 11.5 in. / 120 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 5/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9786185039042 | $80.00


A Passion for Jean Prouvé
A Passion for Jean Prouvé
PINOTECA AGNELLI/GALERIE PATRICK SEGUIN

Clth, 10 x 12 in. / 280 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 7/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9788890539411 | $195.00


Alvar Aalto: Objects and Furniture Design By Architects
Alvar Aalto: Objects and Furniture Design By Architects
POLIGRAFA

Hardcover, 6.5 x 8.25 in. / 128 pgs / 220 color. | 11/1/2007 | In stock
ISBN 9788434311435 | $30.00


Apple Design
Apple Design
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 10 x 11.75 in. / 320 pgs / 542 color. | 11/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783775730112 | $60.00


Buckminster Fuller: Dymaxion Car
Buckminster Fuller: Dymaxion Car
IVORYPRESS

Clth, 10 x 10.25 in. / 224 pgs / 111 color / 135 bw. | 2/28/2011 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780956433930 | $75.00


Century of the Child
Century of the Child
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 264 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 8/31/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9780870708268 | $60.00


Charles & Ray Eames: Objects and Furniture Design By Architects
Charles & Ray Eames: Objects and Furniture Design By Architects
POLIGRAFA

Hardcover, 6.5 x 8.25 in. / 128 pgs / 220 color. | 10/26/2007 | In stock
ISBN 9788434311459 | $30.00


Complete Copier
Complete Copier
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 520 pgs / 1,225 color. | 5/31/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9789056628338 | $95.00


Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen
Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Hbk, 8 x 10 in. / 88 pgs / 75 color. | 4/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9780870708084 | $24.95


Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People
Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People
METROPOLIS BOOKS

Pbk, 8 x 8 in. / 304 pgs / 250 color. | 10/31/2009 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781933045955 | $34.95


Design and Violence
Design and Violence
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Hbk, 9 x 10.5 in. / 232 pgs / 200 color. | 6/23/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9780870709685 | $45.00


Eero Saarinen: Objects and Furniture Design
Eero Saarinen: Objects and Furniture Design
EDICIONES POLIGRAFA

Hbk, 6.5 x 8.5 in. / 128 pgs / 178 color. | 4/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9788434312647 | $30.00


Eileen Gray: Objects and Furniture Design
Eileen Gray: Objects and Furniture Design
EDICIONES POLIGRAFA

Hbk, 6.5 x 8.5 in. / 128 pgs / 166 color. | 4/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9788434312654 | $30.00


Fernando & Humberto Campana 1989-2009: Antibodies
Fernando & Humberto Campana 1989-2009: Antibodies
VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM

Pbk, 9.75 x 13 in. / 128 pgs / 250 color. | 7/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9783931936471 | $50.00


Finn Juhl and His House
Finn Juhl and His House
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 9.25 x 9.25 in. / 222 pgs / 183 color. | 9/30/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783775737975 | $55.00


Fired Earth, Woven Bamboo
Fired Earth, Woven Bamboo
MFA PUBLICATIONS

Pbk, 10.5 x 8.5 in. / 160 pgs / 100 color. | 11/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9780878468058 | $29.95


Formica Forever
Formica Forever
METROPOLIS BOOKS/FORMICA CORPORATION

Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 408 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 9/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9781938922152 | $39.95


Gino Sarfatti: Designing Light
Gino Sarfatti: Designing Light
CORRAINI EDIZIONI

Pbk, 6 x 7.75 in. / 104 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 3/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788875703660 | $32.00


Giorgio Casali: Photographer, Domus 1951-1983
Giorgio Casali: Photographer, Domus 1951-1983
SILVANA EDITORIALE

Pbk, 9 x 11 in. / 216 pgs / 250 color / 66 bw. | 10/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9788836625871 | $50.00


Hans J. Wegner: Just One Good Chair
Hans J. Wegner: Just One Good Chair
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 256 pgs / 300 color. | 9/30/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783775738095 | $75.00


Home-Made Europe
Home-Made Europe
FUEL PUBLISHING

Hbk, 5 x 8.25 in. / 272 pgs / 230 color. | 5/31/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9780956896230 | $34.95


Jean Prouvé: Objects and Furniture Design By Architects
Jean Prouvé: Objects and Furniture Design By Architects
POLIGRAFA

Hardcover, 6.45x 8.25 in. / 128 pgs / 220 color / 20 bw. | 11/1/2007 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788434311442 | $30.00


Jeff Zimmerman
Jeff Zimmerman
DAMIANI

Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 224 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 4/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788862083584 | $60.00


Konstantin Grcic: Panorama
Konstantin Grcic: Panorama
VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM

Pbk, 8.25 x 10.75 in. / 300 pgs / 450 color. | 9/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783931936075 | $90.00


Le Corbusier: A Study of the Decorative Art Movement in Germany
Le Corbusier: A Study of the Decorative Art Movement in Germany
VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM

Clth, 6.75 x 8.5 in. / 208 pgs / 16 color / 100 duotone. | 2/28/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783931936297 | $125.00


Les Cristalleries Saint-Louis
Les Cristalleries Saint-Louis
ACTES SUD

Hbk, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 160 pgs / 150 color. | 12/29/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9782330049164 | $45.00


Libuse Niklová
Libuse Niklová
ARBOR VITAE

Hbk, 8.25 x 8 in. / 298 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 3/31/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788026048275 | $40.00


Lightopia
Lightopia
VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM

Slip, Pbk, 3 vols, 7.5 x 10.25 in. / 300 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 1/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783931936051 | $120.00


Low Cost Design
Low Cost Design
SILVANA EDITORIALE

Flexi, 8.75 x 11 in. / 216 pgs / 320 color. | 3/31/2011 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788836616657 | $50.00


Making Africa
Making Africa
VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM

Flexi, 9.5 x 13 in. / 352 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 6/23/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783931936525 | $110.00


Making Design
Making Design
COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM

Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 912 pgs / 1100 color. | 2/24/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9780910503747 | $45.00


Maria Pergay: Complete Works 1957-2010
Maria Pergay: Complete Works 1957-2010
DAMIANI

Hbk, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 325 pgs / 300 color. | 9/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9788862081740 | $70.00


Musical Instruments: MFA Highlights
Musical Instruments: MFA Highlights
MFA PUBLICATIONS

Paperback, 7 x 9 in. / 256 pgs / 120 color / 10 bw. | 7/2/2004 | In stock
ISBN 9780878466740 | $19.95


NYC Makers: The 2014 MAD Biennial
NYC Makers: The 2014 MAD Biennial
MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN

Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 352 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 8/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9781890385293 | $45.00


New India Designscape
New India Designscape
CORRAINI EDIZIONI

Pbk, 6 x 7.75 in. / 104 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 3/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788875703851 | $32.00


Office for Visual Interaction: Lighting Design & Process
Office for Visual Interaction: Lighting Design & Process
JOVIS

Hbk, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 216 pgs / 280 color. | 5/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783868592566 | $65.00


Poul Kjaerholm
Poul Kjaerholm
LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Hbk, 11.75 x 9.75 in. / 224 pgs / 200 color / 160 duotones. | 8/15/2006 | In stock
ISBN 9788791607271 | $60.00


Renate Müller: Toys & Design
Renate Müller: Toys & Design
R & COMPANY/WHITEHAUS MEDIA

Clth, 11.25 x 8.5 in. / 80 pgs / 40 color / 26 bw. | 3/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9780970460837 | $45.00


Rietveld's Universe
Rietveld's Universe
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Pbk, 9.5 x 9 in. / 277 pgs / 200 color / 120 bw. | 1/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9789056627461 | $47.50


Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec: Drawing
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec: Drawing
JRP|RINGIER

Pbk, 8.25 x 11.25 in. / 868 pgs / 651 color / 215 bw. | 5/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9783037643198 | $35.00


Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec: Lianes
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec: Lianes
JRP|RINGIER

Hbk, 7 x 9.5 in. / 64 pgs / 51 color. | 1/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783037641507 | $39.95


Safe: Design Takes on Risk
Safe: Design Takes on Risk
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Paperback, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 236 pgs / 275 color. | 10/15/2005 | In stock
ISBN 9780870705809 | $29.95


Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels
Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels
COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM

Clth, 9.5 x 12 in. / 288 pgs / 350 color. | 5/31/2011 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780910503853 | $55.00


Silver of the Americas, 1600-2000
Silver of the Americas, 1600-2000
MFA PUBLICATIONS

Hardcover, 9 x 10.75 in. / 544 pgs / 1,000 bw and 30 color. | 2/1/2007 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780878467211 | $100.00


Source Material
Source Material
VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM

Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 144 pgs / 62 color. | 1/27/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783931936976 | $29.95


Speaking of Furniture
Speaking of Furniture
THE ARTIST BOOK FOUNDATION

Hbk, 8 x 10.5 in. / 384 pgs / 482 color / 68 bw. | 11/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9780988855717 | $75.00


Swedish Details
Swedish Details
MAX STRöM

Hbk, 8 x 9.5 in. / 192 pgs / 519 color. | 2/24/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9789171262394 | $29.95


Szenasy, Design Advocate
Szenasy, Design Advocate
METROPOLIS BOOKS

Pbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 353 pgs / 32 color / 4 bw. | 3/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9781938922398 | $29.95


The Complete Designers' Lights II
The Complete Designers' Lights II
JRP|RINGIER

Pbk, 8.25 x 9.75 in. / 400 pgs / 613 color. | 1/31/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783037643563 | $95.00


The Design Encyclopedia
The Design Encyclopedia
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Clothbound, 7.5 x 10.25 in. / 832 pgs / 700 color. | 6/2/2004 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780870700125 | $65.00


The Essence of Things
The Essence of Things
VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM

Pbk, 9.75 x 12.5 in. / 136 pgs / 180 color. | 7/31/2013 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783931936501 | $55.00


The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm: Catalogue Raisonné
The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm: Catalogue Raisonné
GREGORY R. MILLER & CO.

Hardback, 8.75 x 8.75 in. / 224 pgs / 230 bw. | 2/1/2008 | In stock
ISBN 9780974364889 | $90.00


The Haas Brothers
The Haas Brothers
DAMIANI

Pbk, 8.75 x 11.5 in. / 176 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788862083737 | $50.00


The History of Modern Furniture Design
The History of Modern Furniture Design
ARBOR VITAE/MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS IN PRAGUE

Flexi, 8.5 x 9.75 in. / 320 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 9/30/2013 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788074670206 | $45.00


Tom Dixon: Dixonary
Tom Dixon: Dixonary
VIOLETTE EDITIONS

Hbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 632 pgs / 312 color. | 9/30/2013 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781900828420 | $49.95


Tools: Extending Our Reach
Tools: Extending Our Reach
COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM

Hbk, 8 x 9.5 in. / 176 pgs / 200 color. | 2/24/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9780910503778 | $29.95


Wendell Castle: A Catalogue RaisonnÈ, 1958-2012
Wendell Castle: A Catalogue RaisonnÈ, 1958-2012
THE ARTIST BOOK FOUNDATION

Hbk, 11 x 12 in. / 564 pgs / 1,150 color / 400 bw. | 9/29/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780988855700 | $150.00


Where'd You Get Those? 10th Anniversary Edition
Where'd You Get Those? 10th Anniversary Edition
TESTIFY BOOKS

Hbk, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 280 pgs / 450 color / 125 bw. | 12/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9780972592086 | $40.00


Why Design Now? National Design Triennial
Why Design Now? National Design Triennial
COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM

Hbk, 8.5 x 11 / 192 pgs / 370 color. | 5/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9780910503877 | $40.00






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