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Vitra Design Museum

Works: 424 works in 974 publications in 6 languages and 11,531 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works  Interviews  Catalogues raisonnés  Catalogs  Architectural drawings  Biography  Guidebooks 
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Czech cubism : architecture, furniture, and decorative arts, 1910-1925 by Alexander von Vegesack( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mies van der Rohe : architecture and design in Stuttgart, Barcelona, Brno by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe( Book )

19 editions published in 1998 in English and German and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mies van der Rohe ranks alongside Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier as one of the most influential and important architects of our century. He was not only an accomplished and groundbreaking architect but also a first-rate, long-term lecturer and organiser of architectural events. It is thanks to his most important European building projects, the German pavilion for the Barcelona World Fair (1929) and the Villa Tugendhat in Brno that modern architecture was able to emerge from his experimental phase into full maturity." "This book documents Mies van der Rohe's oeuvre as furniture designer and architect in the context of his three major European projects in Stuttgart, Barcelona, Brno."--BOOK JACKET
Frank Lloyd Wright and the living city by Frank Lloyd Wright( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is acknowledged as America's greatest architect. Near the end of his life, in 1958, Wright published The Living City, the final version of his vision of an ideal social order. Indeed, all of his buildings and projects can be seen, retrospectively, as prototypes and proposals, models for the new, decentralized pattern of living that he offered as a blueprint for the future and from which we have much to learn today."--Jacket
Isamu Noguchi : sculptural design by Isamu Noguchi( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and German and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a comprehensive survey of Isamu Noguchi's interdisciplinary oeuvre, utilizing the extensive illustrative material from the archive of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation
Grow your own house : Simón Vélez und die Bambusarchitektur = Simón Vélez and bamboo architecture by Simón Vélez( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today people are rediscovering the advantages of bamboo, one of the world's key construction materials. The focus is on the work of Simon Vélez, who comes from Colombia and is the most renowned contemporary architect working with bamboo."--Cover
Luis Barragán : the quiet revolution by Federica Zanco( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luis Barragan was one of the most extraordinary figures in international architecture between the 1930s and the 1970s. His work offers a unique interpretation of international modern architecture from the perspective of the Mexican landscape
Louis Kahn : the power of architecture by Louis I Kahn( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American architect Louis Kahn is one of the great master builders of the twentieth century. With complex spatial compositions, an elemental formal vocabulary and a choreographic mastery of light, Kahn created buildings of powerful archaic beauty. Among his most important works are the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California (1959-65), the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas (1966-72) and the National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh (1962-83). Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture is the first comprehensive publication on this architect in 20 years, and presents all of his important projects. Essays by prominent Kahn experts discuss the sources, contexts and influences of his work; among the authors are such renowned art and architectural historians as Stanislaus von Moos, William J.R. Curtis, Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen and Neil Levine. Topics discussed include Kahn's pioneering role in concrete construction; the visionary plans for his home city of Philadelphia; his years at Yale University; his dialogue with Josef Albers; and his importance for modern architecture in Southeast Asia. An illustrated biography provides new facts and insights about Kahn's life and work. In interviews, leading architects such as Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Peter Zumthor and Sou Fujimoto explain Kahn's significance in today's architectural discourse. An extensive catalogue of works features original drawings and architectural models from the Kahn archive, many of which are presented with high-quality images for the first time. The book is further augmented by a portfolio of Kahn's travel drawings as well as photographs by Thomas Florschuetz, which offer completely new views of the Salk Institute and the Indian Institute of Management
Le Corbusier : the art of architecture by Le Corbusier( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Living in motion : design and architecture for flexible dwelling by Mathias Schwartz-Clauss( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in German and English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicht identisch mit idn 9950927 (EJ)
Making Africa : a continent of contemporary design by Mateo Kries( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and German and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design, the Vitra Design Museum sheds new light on contemporary African design. Showcasing the work of over 120 artists and designers, the exhibition illustrates how design accompanies and fuels economic and political change on the continent. Africa is presented as a hub of experimentation generating new approaches and solutions of worldwide relevance – and as a driving force for a new discussion of the potential of design in the twenty-first century."--Publisher description
Alvar Aalto : second nature by Alvar Aalto( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Magus of the North" : this was the epithet which architecture critic Sigfried Giedion found for Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), the best-known Finnish architect of his generation and a major exponent of a different kind of modernism - one conceived on a more human scale. His buildings, such as the Paimio Tuberculosis Sanatorium or the legendary Villa Mairea, stand for a masterly, organic combination of volumes, materials and light. His laminated plywood chairs made him one of the most important designers of the twentieth century, while his Savoy Vase has come to be seen as the epitome of Finnish and organic design. Alvar Aalto - Second Nature draws on recent research into Aalto's oeuvre to present a comprehensive overview of his work in architecture, design and urban planning, with a special focus on his dialogue with major contemporary artists - including László Moholy-Nagy, Hans Arp, Alexander Calder and Fernand Léger - and his fascination with film, cinema and photography. The book features eleven essays by authors from various countries. The catalogue section presents numerous original drawings from the Alvar Aalto Museum and pieces of Aalto furniture from the holdings of the Vitra Design Museum. A complete list of all his buildings and projects is also included, along with several photographic essays by the artist Armin Linke showing Aalto's buildings from a contemporary perspective
Pop art design by Pop Art Design( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the most influential art movement of the postwar era, Pop art continues to shape our visual culture today. A central preoccupation of Pop was its dialogue with design, extensively investigated for the first time in this volume, published in conjunction with Vitra Design Museum's exhibition of the same name. Here, key works of Pop art by Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Niki de Saint Phalle and Andy Warhol are juxtaposed with design objects from the same period by the likes of Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, Gruppo Strum, George Nelson, Verner Panton, Studio 65 and Ettore Sottsass. These works are buttressed with a wealth of illustrations from everyday culture, interior design and contemporary history, while opulent image spreads are accompanied by comprehensive essays from renowned experts and scholars
African seats by Ezio Bassani( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on over 170 examples, this book offers a survey of the seats of sub-Saharan Africa, an integral part of a traditional culture that is already disappearing. The various essays by noted ethnologists address the cultural histories and aesthetics of African seats and other objects, as well as their regional characteristics. In addition, there is a wealth of photographic evidence documenting the use of seats and their original contexts, both past and present
Living under the crescent moon : [domestic culture in the Arab world( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El IVAM presenta la muestra Vivir bajo la Media Luna, la primera gran exposición de estas características y magnitud que investiga en profundidad los diferentes modos de vida de la cultura arábiga, del 17 de junio al 15 de agosto de 2004. A través de una amplia selección de objetos , mobiliario, fotografías, maquetas arquitectónicas o películas, la muestra recorre y descubre desde el interior de las tiendas de campaña de los nómadas del desierto a los asentamientos rurales como los casbah marroquíes o a las espléndidas casas de Marraquetch, El Cairo o Damasco. Acompañando a la muestra se ha editado un completo catálogo con ensayos de reconocidos especialistas en las tradiciones árabes, como Sébastien Boulay, Karin Pütt, Katrin Adolph, Eugen Wirth, Stefano Bianca, Annegret Nippa y Mateo Kries, e ilustrado con fotografías espectaculares de Deidi von Schaewen. La exposición testimonia la diversidad de hábitats de Marruecos, Siria y la Península Arábiga: desde las tiendas de los nómadas Tuaregs y Beduinos a los edificios construidos en el siglo XX por arquitectos como Asan Fathy, Elie Mouyal o Abdelwahed El-Wakil, pasando por las cashba marroquíes o las suntuosas casas con patio de las ciudades de Marrakesh, Damasco o El Cairo. Se compone de una amplia selección de objetos como mobiliario, fotografías, maquetas arquitectónicas o películas. Estas maquetas y estancias en las que el visitante puede entrar, le llevan a descubrir estas construcciones diversas, además de objetos de la vida cotidiana, como cerámicas, textiles, instrumentos y los elementos arquitectónicos que le llevan a conocer los hábitos de vida dentro de estos hábitats tradicionales. En ella, están representados grupos étnicos como los bereberes o los beduinos, entre otros. Además, da una idea de la importancia del color, los iconos o los símbolos en la cultura doméstica árabe así como la modernidad de algunas de sus construcciones u objetos sin olvidar la gran capacidad de asimilación de otras culturas. Con los interiores de mansiones privadas, la exposición abre al visitante a una esfera del mundo árabe prácticamente desconocida. Visto que ningún aspecto de la vida cotidiana nos es familiar en nuestro propio entorno doméstico, la comparación permite al visitante de la exposición hacerse una imagen propia de la vida cotidiana dentro del mundo árabe. Se perciben entonces que los problemas a los que debe responder el diseño son siempre los mismos: aquellas soluciones que reclaman las diversas acciones de la vida cotidiana: dormir, comer, los trabajos domésticos, etc. En respuesta a estas exigencias, la rica tradición de los habitats árabes da muestras de una modernidad sorprendente, desde las formas sencillas de numerosos objetos, la utilización multifuncional de los espacios y de las cosas hasta los sistemas de climatización o de gestión del consumo del agua. Arquitectos como el egipcio Asan Fathy y el marroquí Rlie Mouyal han integrado un gran número de estas soluciones en sus propias construcciones, combinándolas con elementos de la arquitectura moderna. La influencia de la época moderna ha sido fuerte gracias a la obra de arquitectos como Jean-François Zévaco, Edmond Brion, Wolfgang Ewerth, Michel Ecochard, Yona Friedman, Frei Otto y algunos más. A partir de los años 30 del siglo XX, ellos utilizaron los países árabes como campo de experimentación importante, donde desarrollaron un estilo internacional. Los proyectos de casas de Arata Isozaki o de Studio 65 dentro de la península arábiga, así como el Instituto del Mundo Árabe de Jean Nouvel de París, son testimonio de la importancia que tiene hoy en día el mundo árabe para la arquitectura internacional. Pero la exposición presenta igualmente los inconvenientes de una modernización radical de la arquitectura árabe, el decaimiento de barrios enteros en las ciudades, el éxodo rural y la uniformidad de ciertas ciudades dormitorio. Atrae, además, la atención sobre el hecho de que los países árabes disponen de un gran abanico de soluciones en armonía con sus propias tradiciones para llevar a cabo una modernización razonable y duradera de su arquitectura y de sus hábitats. Y, por otra parte, se puede aprender una gran virtud de Oriente: la hospitalidad. La exposición está patrocinada por el Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores Alemán. Es una colaboración con el Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Ginebra así como la Fondation Arabe pour l'Image de Beirut y se subvenciona con medios del fondo cultural de la capital
Open house : architecture and technology for intelligent living by Alexander von Vegesack( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Essenz der Dinge : Design und die Kunst der Reduktion by Mathias Schwartz-Clauss( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in German and English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

?The Essence of Things? seeks to investigate the motifs and motivations of reduction in design. Beginning with a look at the broad horizons of the theme, this richly illustrated catalogue accompanying the exhibition of the same name places a central focus on industrial design. Its extensively researched and vivid presentations consider the importance of technological and economic conditions as well as the dialogue between design and art and the changing ethical standards applied to design. It traces the unassuming heroes of daily life, examines the concept of man as the measure of all things and finds meaning in omission as a paradoxical intervention -- Book jacket
Marcel Breuer : design and architecture : Vitra Design Museum by Marcel Breuer( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and German and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This catalogue includes essays by several renowned experts on Marcel Breuer, such as Joachim Driller, Isabelle Hyman, Otakar M cel and Barry Bergdoll. Texts by Marcel Breuer and personal accounts by I.M. Pei and Robert F. Gatje, a former partner of Breuer, also feature
Verner Panton : the collected works : Vitra Design Museum by Verner Panton( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD-ROM contains: information accessible in the exhibition at interactive computer stations on the Panton Chair, interior designs, textile designs, a Panton "pattern game" and a short biography of the designer
The Bauhaus : #itsalldesign( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers the most comprehensive overview of the extended concept of design that was initiated at the Bauhaus. Alongside rare exhibits from design, architecture, art, film and photography--some of which have never previously been published--the book documents the development processes as well as the socio-political concepts behind the Bauhaus. To underline their relevance for today's creative practice, these ideas are contrasted to current themes in design such as the digital revolution, and the works of numerous present-day artists and designers.The publication features essays by renowned authors, a glossary of the basic ideas behind design at the Bauhaus, as well as a detailed catalogue section. Among others, Olaf Nicolai, Adrian Sauer and Joseph Grima have created artistic works on the topic especially for the exhibition. Numerous short articles by distinguished designers, artists and architects from all over the world, who, with their ideas, projects and theories reflect on the topicality of the Bauhaus and its influence on 21st-century design, form part of this new and contemporary look at the movement. With works by Josef Albers, Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, Marianne Brandt, Wassily Kandinsky, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Herbert Bayer and many others
Alexander Girard : a designer's universe by Alexander Girard( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alexander Girard (1907-1993) was one of the most important modern textile artists and interior designers of the twentieth century. He worked closely with designers such as Charles Eames and George Nelson and combined Pop Art and Folk Art influences to create a colourfully opulent aesthetic language, whose impact continues to be felt today. The richly illustrated catalogue draws on the vast holdings in Alexander Girard's private estate, which were exhaustively investigated for the first time at the Vitra Design Museum. The book presents the entire oeuvre of the multitalented Italian-American designer in all its facets while offering the first scholarly critical examination of his work. Six essays address Girard's textile creations and graphic design for the furniture manufacturer Herman Miller, important interior design projects such as the Irwin Miller House in Columbus, Indiana (1953) and the restaurant La Fonda del Sol in New York (1960), his activities as a pioneering exhibition organizer and curator, his roots in Italy and his passion for folk art, which resulted in a collection of more than 100,000 objects and served as one of the most important sources of inspiration for his own work. In addition to extensive portfolios with never-before-shown archive material, the publication also provides the first comprehensive biography and a complete list of works"--Provided by publisher
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Frank Lloyd Wright and the living city
Mies van der Rohe : architecture and design in Stuttgart, Barcelona, BrnoFrank Lloyd Wright and the living cityIsamu Noguchi : sculptural designGrow your own house : Simón Vélez und die Bambusarchitektur = Simón Vélez and bamboo architectureLuis Barragán : the quiet revolutionLe Corbusier : the art of architectureLiving in motion : design and architecture for flexible dwellingLiving under the crescent moon : [domestic culture in the Arab world
Alternative Names

Design Museum Vitra

Design-Museum Weil

Design Museum (Weil, Allemagne)

Muzej dizajna Vitra (Weil am Rhein)

Muzeum designu Vitra

Muzeum Vitra


Vitra-Design-Museum Berlin

Vitra-Design-Museum Weil

Vitra Design Stiftung gGmbH

Vitra GmbH Vitra Design Museum

Vitra GmbH Weil Design-Museum Weil

Vitra Museum

Weil (Allemagne)