First day of sale: 13.01.2016
GESCHICHTE DES DESIGNS/
THE HISTORY OF DESIGN
Ca. 304 pp.
Design – concept and history
What is design? What is the difference between such styles as Art Nouveau, Bauhaus, Art Déco and Functionalism? What is meant exactly by the principle of “form follows function”? And how is design changing under the influence of digitalisation? This comprehensive book by the design expert Thomas Hauffe provides profound insights into the international history of design since its origins in conjunction with the Industrial Revolution, from Biedermeier to Post-Modernism. Numerous illustrations of cult objects like the Thonet chair, the kidney-shaped table or the classic Moka Express coffeemaker visualise the developments in design over the course of the centuries and also present us with a picture of the cultural history of the past 150 years.
• The reference work on the history of design
Thomas Hauffe is the author of the longselling reference work “Concise History of Design”, translated into many langauges.
Thomas Hauffe studierte Kunstgeschichte, Germanistik und Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte in Bochum. Er promovierte über das „Neue Deutsche Design" der 80er Jahre.