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Albus, Volker 1949-

Works: 111 works in 365 publications in 2 languages and 5,404 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Designs and plans  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, zxx, Illustrator, Contributor, Other, Collaborator, wst
Classifications: NK1390, 745.20904
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Most widely held works by Volker Albus
Icons of design! : the 20th century( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and German and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stunning objects in this fully illustrated volume include furniture and household appliances, cars and toys as well as many other design items which transcended their everyday utility to achieve iconic status during the twentieth century. Each object is examined in color photographs and illustrations of its use, together with a brief biography of the designer and additional information illuminating our contemporary design culture
German photography 1870-1970 : power of a medium( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design now : industry or art? by Volker Fischer( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This richly illustrated volume covers the entire range of design today. In recent years design has developed greater variety than ever before: anything goes, seems to be the motto. This book shows that what at first sight appear to be little more than chaos is actually a handful of styles, each with a place in the kaleidoscope of modern design. Sobre functionalism coexists with colorful sculpture-objects of Alchimia and Memphis. Post-modern design with its historical references flourishes alongside futuristic High Tech. Trans High Tech uses High Tech materials as if they were archaeological artifacts. Minimalism and archetype design share a reductive aesthetic. The individual essays on these contemporary styles are preceded by a history of 20th-century industrial design using chair and lamp designs as examples. One essay focuses on the increasingly dominant role of architecture in design: micro-architecture can be found in tableware, where coffee pots resemble highrise buildings, for instance, and in furniture. Common objects are given a new cachet by presenting them as miniatures of formidable designs. The evolution of design is shaped by individual designers as much as by stylistic movements and this book includes chapters on the work of influential German designers Rams, Wewerka and Scheel.This richly illustrated survey demonstrates that the avant-garde does after all exist in industrial design today."--book jacket
Modern furniture : 150 years of design = Meubles modernes : 150 ans de design = Moderne Möbel : 150 Jahre Design by Volker Albus( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and German and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modern Furniture presents an overview of the most important developments and highlights in furniture design. Beginning with the latest trends for 2009 the book covers the past 150 years. The spotlight focuses on several individual gems of design, from the most contemporary Heaven series of the Italian manufacturer Emu back to the famous cantilever chair, but also on creations such as laminate and chipboard. Materials that we no longer regard as design innovations but which have nevertheless greatly influenced the home decor of our times. Concise texts accompany the individually featured designs, whilst essays on selected themes and styles, written by experts round off this benchmark illustrated book."--Publisher's description
Design heute : Massstäbe, Formgebung zwischen Industrie und Kunst-Stück( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in German and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Ausstellungskatalog gibt einen Überblick über die Tendenzen Ende der 80-er Jahr hauptsächlich im Möbel-Design: Kurze Vorstellung von 50 "klassischen" Stühlen und Lampen, darauf folgt High Tech, Postmoderne, Minimalismus usw. sowie Extra-Kapitel für einige Designer (Rams, Wewerka, Scheel, Thun), Micro-Architektur als "Tisch-Landschaft", "Schrumpftechnik" durch Microelektronik, Hochhaussymbolik in der Werbung (Quelle:
Hannes Wettstein : seeking archetypes by Hannes Wettstein( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannes Wettstein was one of the most innovative and influential designers in Switzerland. His products, furniture, and interior designs not only influence our everyday life, but also the way we understand design in the present day. In 2008 Wettstein died aged 50. For the first time his life's work will now be celebrated and documented in a monograph. The publication presents images from Wettstein's world - works, sketches, and personal objects. The essence of his work is palpable in their diversity and illustrates his design philosophy. The comprehensive catalogue of works transforms the monograph into a reference work. Complemented by quotations and anecdotes from Wettstein's life, and statements from personalities from the worlds of design and architecture, Seeking Archetypes forms a multi-layered portrait of an extraordinary designer
13 nach Memphis : Design zwischen Askese und Sinnlichkeit by Volker Albus( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design Bilanz : neues deutsches Design der 80er Jahre in Objekten, Bildern, Daten, und Texten by Volker Albus( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in German and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern living accessories : 100 years of design = Objets déco modernes : 100 ans de design = Moderne Wohnaccessoires : 100 Jahre Design( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survey of developments in accessory design presented in reverse chronological order from 2011 to the beginnings of mass production circa 1900, featuring approximately 600 objects including vases and bowls, crockery and glasses, kitchen utensils, floor and table lamps, rugs and clocks
Der Bookworm von Ron Arad by Volker Albus( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and German and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werner Aisslinger : fast forward by Werner Aisslinger( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When in the not too distant future, the first publications look back at the design of the past 20th century and the new 21st century, the work of Werner Aisslinger will certainly represent a constant. Not only because of the huge success of his products. But above all due to the material and technical, the typological and conventional potential of his furniture and lights, his system developments, his small-scale architecture and interiors, in short due to the whole catalogue of his interventions in contemporary design. With reference to more than 30 projects, the book shows the step change so typical of Aisslinger between self-defined experiment and precisely coordinated contract work. It is the first documentation of the studio founded in Berlin in 1993. Before that, Aisslinger worked as a freelancer for Jasper Morrison and Ron Arad in London and with Michele de Lucchi in Milan. The author Volker Albus is a renowned design journalist and professor for product design at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe
Wicked! : design on the edge of bad taste by Laura Bruce( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to accompany the exhibition Evil things: positions of taste(lessness) held at the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, Jan. 16 - July 31, 2011
Architektur in Frankfurt am Main 1999-2003 by Volker Albus( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One Off, three by Ron Arad Associates( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garouste & Bonetti by Volker Albus( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in German and English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design : Texte zur Theorie und Praxis( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gefühlscollagen : Wohnen von Sinnen( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bewusst, einfach : das Entstehen einer alternativen Produktkultur ; [eine Ausstellung des Instituts für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V. by Volker Albus( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Icons of design! : the 20th century
Alternative Names
Albus, V.

Albus, V. 1949-

Albuseuoe, Polkeo 1949-

Albuss, Folkers 1949-

Albusŭ, P'olk'ŏ 1949-

Pol keo Al bu seu oe 1949-

Polkeo-Albuseuoe 1949-

Volker Albus

알부스, 폴커 1949-

German (84)

English (79)

German photography 1870-1970 : power of a mediumModern furniture : 150 years of design = Meubles modernes : 150 ans de design = Moderne Möbel : 150 Jahre DesignDer Bookworm von Ron AradWerner Aisslinger : fast forwardWicked! : design on the edge of bad taste