The Thonet Brand: A Look at Its Graphic Design History | Author: Lilo Schafer
The company Thonet was founded in 1819 and has since become a furniture manufacturer with the highest standards of design and quality. Worldwide, the name is associated with famous design classics of our time. In this book, the graphic design behind the Thonet brand is explored for the very first time, along with the development of signets and printed goods parallel to the furniture design and the aesthetics of the age.
More than 100 exhibits from the Thonet archives are presented chronologically - from the first 19th-century sales posters, adorned with ornaments like the furniture of the period, to the reduced-format catalogs from the 1920s, to the creation of a timeless image from 1974. Discussions with designers of the brand from 1969 complete the volume. This publication is both graphic design history and a portrait of a 200-year-old company.
Les Tortures Volontaires (Voluntary Tortures) | Author: Annette Messager
"Beauty knows no pain" is a phrase that, upon closer scrutiny, is shocking and disturbing. The French artist Annette Messager began pursuing this idea in the seventies when she assembled...
Kounellis | Editor: Bruno Corà
Jannis Kounellis (*1936 in Piraeus, Greece) is one of the major figures of Arte Povera. Today he looks back at a career spanning more than fifty years in which his...
Veruschka: From Vera to Veruschka | Author: Johnny Moncada
Capturing the romance and beauty of la dolce vita, this volume features intimate and rare moments of Veruschka, the iconic face of 1960s glamour, from the forgotten and unpublished photographic...