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Title Ten principles for good design : Dieter Rams : the Jorrit Maan collection / edited by Cees W. De Jong ; with contributions by Klaus Klemp and Erik Mattie.

Publication Info. Munich : Prestel, [2017]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  745.2092 Rams,D TEN    Available
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Description 415 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 31 cm
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Summary For decades, anyone who cared about product design looked to the Braun label when choosing their appliances, radios, and other consumer items. Now Dieter Rams, the guiding force behind the Braun look, breaks down his design principles and processes in this elegant book. Enumerating each of his ten principles such as good design is innovative; good design is aesthetic; good design is useful, etc., this book presents one hundred items that embody these guidelines. Readers will find items that are familiar such as the ubiquitous coffee grinder but also those that are more unusual such as shelving systems and cigarette lighters. A fascinating essay places Dieter Rams in the context of modern design, from Bauhaus to Philip Johnson. Archival materials include photos of Rams' design team and excerpts from his publications and speeches. The book closes with a chronological overview of design icons, categorized by function, that show the enormous breadth of Rams' vision. Taken together, these images and texts offer the most comprehensive overview of Dieter Rams' work to date and will serve as both a reference and an inspiration for anyone interested in how and why good design matters.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 414).
Contents An important question / Cees W. de Jong -- "Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing?" / Klaus Klemp -- In dialogue with Dieter Rams / Erik Mattie -- Design -- ritual of a hopeful society? / Dieter Rams -- Tokyo Manifesto / Dieter Rams -- A new approach to design: Dieter Rams and the birth of the Braun design ethos 1955-1961 / Klaus Klemp -- The essence of Dieter Rams' legacy / Erik Mattie -- Ten principles of good design / Dieter Rams -- Industrial design is always about teamwork / Braun Design Team -- Braun -- Vitsœ -- One hundred products: the Jorrit Maan Collection -- One hundred products in detail: the Jorrit Maan Collection.
Subject Rams, Dieter.
Industrial designers -- Germany (West).
Industrial design -- Germany (West) -- History -- 20th century.
Added Author Jong, Cees de, editor.
Klemp, Klaus, 1954- writer of added commentary.
Mattie, Erik, writer of added commentary.
Rams, Dieter. Works. Selections.
Added Title 10 principles for good design : Dieter Rams : the Jorrit Maan collection
Dieter Rams
Jorrit Maan collection
ISBN 9783791383668

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