BOOKS ON DESIGN THEORY, AESTHETICS AND HISTORY

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Catalog: FALL 2018 p. 63   

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Weil am Rhein, Germany
Vitra Design Museum, 09/29/18–03/10/19

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Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design

Edited by Mateo Kries, Amelie Klein, Alison J. Clarke.

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"Papanek's approach seems more relevant than ever in today's challenging times." –Zoë Ryan, Curator of Architecture and Design, Art Institute of Chicago

"I hold Papanek in the highest regard, not only as a great thinker but as a rabble-rouser."–Emily Pilloton, author of Design Revolution

The designer, author and design activist Victor J. Papanek anticipated an understanding of design as a tool for political change and social good that is more relevant today than ever. He was one of the first designers in the mainstream arena to critically question design's social and ecological consequences, introducing a new set of ethical questions into the design field.

Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design presents an encompassing overview of Papanek's oeuvre, at the heart of which stood his preoccupation with the socially marginalized and his commitment to the interests of areas then called the Third World, as well as his involvement in the fields of ecology, bionics, sustainability and anti-consumerism. Alongside essays and interviews discussing Papanek's relevance in his own era, this book also presents current perspectives on his enduring legacy and its influence on contemporary design theory. Original Papanek family photographs, art and design work, drawings, correspondence and countless materials from the Victor J. Papanek Foundation archive at the University of Applied Arts Vienna are reproduced here for the first time, alongside work by both Papanek's contemporaries and designers working today.

Born in Vienna and trained in England and the United States, Victor Papanek (1923–98) is considered a pioneer of sustainable and humanitarian design. Having studied architecture at Cooper Union in New York, and creative engineering at MIT, Papanek taught at the Ontario College of Art, RISD, Purdue University and the California Institute of the Arts, and was Chairman of the Design Department at Kansas City Art Institute from 1976 to 1981, and Professor of Architecture and Design at the University of Kansas. He died in Lawrence, Kansas, aged 74.


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Bauhaus News: Contemporary Remarks

BAUHAUS NEWS: CONTEMPORARY REMARKS

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ISBN: 9783959050579
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Pub Date: 2/1/2015
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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
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Pub Date: 2/1/2016
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In Reserve: The Household!

IN RESERVE: THE HOUSEHOLD!

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ISBN: 9783959050913
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Pub Date: 1/9/2016
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Léo Favier: What, You Don't Know Grapus?

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

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783944669496
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Pub Date: 1/1/2015
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Spector Cut + Paste: #1-4

SPECTOR CUT + PASTE: #1-4

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783944669045
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Pub Date: 9/1/2013
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Design in Question

DESIGN IN QUESTION

Edited by Ruedi Baur.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782804
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Pub Date: 5/1/2012
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French Design

FRENCH DESIGN

By Alain Lardet, Anne Bony.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857214092
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Pub Date: 12/26/2012
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Max Bill's View of Things

MAX BILL'S VIEW OF THINGS

Edited by Lars Müller.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783726
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Pub Date: 2/20/2015
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Are We Human? Notes on an Archaeology of Design

ARE WE HUMAN? NOTES ON AN ARCHAEOLOGY OF DESIGN

By Beatriz Colomina.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785119
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Pub Date: 1/15/2017
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Ruedi Baur Integral

RUEDI BAUR INTEGRAL

By Ruedi Baur.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037781340
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Pub Date: 1/25/2010
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Apple

APPLE

By Ken Miki.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783863
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Pub Date: 1/21/2014
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Findings on Light

FINDINGS ON LIGHT

Edited by Hester Aardse.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784907
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Pub Date: 12/5/2016
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