Used-Very Good. The artist and architect Peter Smithson is one of the best-informed and insightful critics of Modernist and Postmodernist architecture. In 'Flying Furniture' he sheds light on the construction of furniture, particularly mobile furniture, which has rendered obsolete the distinction between 'movables' and 'immovables. ' The works featured here extend from Bauhaus up to the present day, representing such essential designers as Alison and Peter Smithson, Stefan Wewerka, El Lissitzky, Jean Prouvé , Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe and Gerrit Rietveld. The book itself testifies to the possibilities and dynamism of the field of design with its unique shape, its playful layout and the witty remarks and quotations throughout. Artwork by El Lissitzky, Peter Smithson. Contributions by Stefan Wewerka, Axel Bruchauser, Mies van der Rohe. Text by Alison Smithson. Open copy. Interior pages in very nice condition. Book has minor shelf wear. Suffing on cover. Sold as is!
Fine Condition. 192 pages. Softcover book, in unique design and format. Texts in German and English in side-by-side translation. Crisp, tight, solid, clean, and essentially new condition. Extensively and lavishly illustrated in color, with numerous reproductions of designers' sketches as well as photographs of finished pieces of design. Designers include Alison and Peter Smithson, Stefan Wewerka, El Lissitzky, Jean Prouvé, Tube Aplati, Bauhaus, Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Gerrit Rietveld.
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.