Form, Function, Beauty = Gestalt (Architecture Words 5)
Publisher: Architectural Association London 2010 Author: Max Bill Editor: Brett Steele ISBN: 9781902902852 Format: Paperback, 184pp, 180 mm x 110 mm
In this wonderful collection of essays, virtuoso designer Max Bill (1908-1994) explores overlapping disciplinary boundaries to interrogate form, function and beauty and address some of the challenges of contemporary design.
A product of the Bauhaus at Dessau, Bill's work encompassed architecture, painting, sculpture, industrial and graphic design, as well as education. What unites all of his work is a clarity and precision of expression. Through both his designs and his writings, Bill has long been a major figure of reference in the German-speaking world. This collection makes many of his key texts available in English for the first time.
Architecture Words is a series of texts on architecture written by architects, critics and scholars. Contemporary architectural culture is dominated by an endless production and consumption of images, graphics and information. Rather than mirror this larger force, this series of small books seeks to deflect it by means of direct language, concise editing, and beautiful, legible graphic design.