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    Description"In the more than 40 years that he spent working at Braun, Dieter Rams established himself as one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century. His elegantly clear visual language not only defined product design for decades, but also our fundamental understanding of what design is and what it can and should do. Dieter Rams created ten rules of design more than twenty years ago. Sometimes referred to as the ten commandments, they are just as relevant today: Good design is innovative. Good design makes a product useful. Good design is aesthetic. Good design helps a product to be understood. Good design is unobtrusive. Good design is honest. Good design is durable. Good design is consistent to the last detail. Good design is environmentally friendly. Good design is as little design as possible. Less and More elucidates the design philosophy of Dieter Rams. The book contains images of hundreds of Rams's products as well as his sketches and models from Braun stereo systems and electric shavers to the chairs and shelving systems that he created for Vitsoe and his own company sdr+. In addition to the rich visual presentation of his designs, the book contains new texts by international design experts that explain how the work was created, describe its timeless quality, and put it into current context. In this way, the work of Dieter Rams is given a contemporary reevaluation that is especially useful in light of the rediscovery of functionalism and rationalism in today s design. Less and More shows us the possibilities that design opens for both the manufacturer and the consumer as a means of making our lives better through attractive, functional solutions that also save resources. "


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    Title
    Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Klaus Klemp, Edited by Keiko Ueki-Polet
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 808
    Width: 198 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 53 mm
    Weight: 2,522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783899553970
    ISBN 10: 3899553977
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BISAC V2.8: ART030000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BIC subject category V2: AKB
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 19
    Abridged Dewey: 745
    LC classification: NC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    BISAC V2.8: DES000000
    B&T Approval Code: A02120000
    BIC subject category V2: AKP
    Libri: DESI3000, INDU3000
    BISAC V2.8: ART030050
    DC23: 745.2
    Thema V1.0: AKP, AKB
    Edition
    Bilingual edition
    Edition statement
    Bilingual
    Publisher
    Die Gestalten Verlag
    Imprint name
    Die Gestalten Verlag
    Publication date
    29 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Berlin