B is for Bauhaus, Y is for YouTube

Designing the Modern World from A to Z

B is for Bauhaus, Y is for YouTube

A tool kit, done in A–Z form, for understanding the world around us through the way we design and use things. Covering subjects that range from authenticity to Grand Theft Auto to Dieter Rams, Deyan Sudjic’s latest book has been called "a master class in musing on modern design." Though it is organized in A–Z format, it is not a dictionary or an encyclopedia in the strictest sense. Rather, it is an essential tool kit for understanding the world through emblematic examples, both historic and contemporary, from the field of design. In stand-alone chapters, Sudjic explores concepts as a whole, specific movements, or specific objects and people. The result is a kaleidoscopic view of the profound way in which design—both good and bad—has colored the modern world and influenced our interactions with popular culture. Woven throughout are surprisingly nostalgic remembrances and intensely personal perspectives on a life in design by someone who clearly lives and breathes it. Sudjic demonstrates not only a passion for the subject, but also an ability to illuminate what is most inspiring and intriguing about the way we create.

B is for Bauhaus, Y is for YouTube

Designing the Modern World, from A to Z

B is for Bauhaus, Y is for YouTube

Presented alphabetically, provides insight into some of the concepts, objects, and movements that define contemporary design.

B is for Bauhaus, Y is for YouTube

Designing the Modern World, from A to Z

B is for Bauhaus, Y is for YouTube

Presented alphabetically, provides insight into some of the concepts, objects, and movements that define contemporary design.

B is for Bauhaus

An A-Z of the Modern World

B is for Bauhaus

This book is not a dictionary, though it tells you all you need know about everything from Authenticity to Zips. It's not an autobiography, though it does offer a revealing and highly personal inside view of contemporary culture. It's an essential tool kit for understanding the modern world. It's about what makes a Warhol a genuine fake; the creation of national identities; the mania to collect. It's also about the world seen from the rear view mirror of Grand Theft Auto V; digital ornament and why we value imperfection. It's about drinking a bruisingly dry martini in Adolf Loo's American bar in Vienna, and about Hitchcock's film sets. It's about fashion and technology, about politics and art.

The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

Covers all periods of western architectural history including biographies of architects and others who have made significant contributions to the field of architecture.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

Covers a wide range of terms from the visual art world, including materials, techniques, and important styles and periods. Revised and updated to reflect the recent development and expanded with new entries focusing primarily on modern and contemporary art materials and techniques.

The Weimar Republic Sourcebook

The Weimar Republic Sourcebook

Reproduces (translated into English) contemporary documents or writings with an introduction to each section.

Space, Time and Architecture

The Growth of a New Tradition

Space, Time and Architecture

Analyzes contemporary architectural techniques, potentialities, innovations, and concepts as they apply to city planning

The Visual Dictionary of Interior Architecture and Design

The Visual Dictionary of Interior Architecture and Design

A guide to the many and varied terms used frequently within interior architecture and design.

Deterioration, They Said

Deterioration, They Said

Edited by Raphael Gygax. Text by Thomas Beard, Ed Halter.