BOOKS ON DESIGN THEORY, AESTHETICS AND HISTORY

PUBLISHER
Spector Books

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 5.25 x 8 in. / 144 pgs / 35 color / 35 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of stock indefinitely

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2017 p. 173   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783959051293 TRADE
List Price: $28.00 CDN $38.50

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Less Is a Bore: Reflections on Memphis

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

Enamored of decorative ornament, posing a challenge to modernism’s hegemony and drawing inspiration from the realm of architecture, the provocative designs of the Italian group Memphis (1981–88) caused something of a stir.

Less Is a Bore: Reflections on Memphis contextualizes the creative universe of the designers around Ettore Sottsass in relation to works by international artists, from Memphis’ predecessors to its present-day heirs. Memphis’ obsessive enthusiasm for the expressive possibilities of surface and everyday culture is connected to the work of artists such as Raymond Barion, Eva Berendes, Barbara Kasten, Graham Little and Tobias Rehberger. The book outlines their shared stylistic history in design and art, shaped by the phenomena of mass culture and fashion. Exploring Memphis’ place in the design, art and pop culture of the 20th and 21st centuries, Less Is a Bore reveals the importance of the group’s playful provocations.


Less Is a Bore: Reflections on Memphis

STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.

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FRENCH DESIGN

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ISBN: 9788857214092
USD $65.00
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Pub Date: 12/26/2012
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SUPER NORMAL

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ISBN: 9783037781067
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Bauhaus News: Contemporary Remarks

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ISBN: 9783959050579
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Pub Date: 2/1/2015
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IN RESERVE: THE HOUSEHOLD!

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ISBN: 9783959050913
USD $39.00
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Pub Date: 1/9/2016
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Taking a Line for a Walk

TAKING A LINE FOR A WALK

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ISBN: 9783959050814
USD $40.00
| CAN $55

Pub Date: 1/9/2016
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Under the Radar

UNDER THE RADAR

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ISBN: 9783959051040
USD $45.00
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 2/2/2017
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ISBN: 9783944669045
USD $27.00
| CAN $37

Pub Date: 9/1/2013
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Design in Question

DESIGN IN QUESTION

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782804
USD $28.00
| CAN $38.5

Pub Date: 5/1/2012
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Max Bill's View of Things

MAX BILL'S VIEW OF THINGS

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783726
USD $49.00
| CAN $65

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

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LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785119
USD $20.00
| CAN $27.95

Pub Date: 1/15/2017
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Ruedi Baur Integral

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LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037781340
USD $80.00
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Pub Date: 1/25/2010
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APPLE

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ISBN: 9783037783863
USD $42.00
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Pub Date: 1/21/2014
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