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Author Aicher, Otl,
Title Welt als Entwurf. English
The world as design / Otl Aicher ; with an introduction by Wolfgang Jean Stock.
Imprint Berlin : Ernst & Sohn, [2015]
Edition 2. edition.

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Author Aicher, Otl,
Series Edition Axel Menges
Edition Axel Menges.
Subject Design -- History -- 20th century.
Industrial design -- History -- 20th century.
Alt Name Stock, Wolfgang Jean, 1948-
Description 1 online resource
Edition 2. edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Translated from the German.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 16 2015).
Contents Crisis of modernism -- Doing without symbols -- Aesthetic existence -- The third modernism -- Charles Eames -- Hans Gugelot -- Flying machines by Paul Mc Cready [Paul MacCready] -- Bauhus and Ulm -- Architecture as a reflection of the state -- The non-usable useful item -- The signature -- Intelligent building -- My workspace does not yet exist -- Difficulties for architects and designers -- Appearance -- Graphic designers' space to be themselves -- A new typeface -- The world as design.
Summary Otl Aicher (1922 1991) was an outstanding personality in modern design, he was a co-founder of the legendary Hochschule fur Gestaltung (HfG), the Ulm School of Design, Germany. His works since the fifties of the last century in the field of corporate design and his pictograms for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich are major achievements in the visual communication of our times. Otl Aicher s writings are explorations of the world, a substantive part of his work. In moving through the history of thought and design, building and construction, he assures us of the possibilities of arranging existence in a humane fashion. As ever he is concerned with the question of the conditions needed to produce a civilized culture. These conditions have to be fought for against apparent factual or material constraints and spiritual and intellectual substitutes on offer. Otl Aicher likes a dispute. For this reason, the volume contains polemical statements on cultural and political subjects as well as practical reports and historical exposition. He fights with productive obstinacy, above all for the renewal of Modernism, which he claims has largely exhausted itself in aesthetic visions; he insists the ordinary working day is still more important than the cultural Sunday . Wolfgang Jean Stock.
ISBN 9783433605851 (electronic bk.)
3433605858 (electronic bk.)
9783433605844 (electronic bk.)
343360584X (electronic bk.)
9783433605837 (electronic bk.)
3433605831 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 904597965
Additional Format Print version: Aicher, Otl. World as design. Second edition. Berlin, Germany : Ernst & Sohn, 2015 192 pages 9783433031179