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Book Review The 100 Most Influential Objects Of The Twentieth Century (1)
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Book Review: The 100 Most Influential Objects Of The Twentieth Century

The Impossible Collection Of Design, The 100 Most Influential Objects Of The Twentieth Century is the book of the day at Best Design Books! Chosen by design expert Frédéric Chambre, this selection of furniture designs unspools like the frames of a film, an epic picture composed of one hundred years of creative innovations in form, materials, and techniques. This hand-bound oversize luxury edition, presented in a linen clamshell case, traces the development of twentieth-century design from the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements through Bauhaus and Art Deco, Pop Art and the Memphis school, to today’s digital age, illustrating the dynamic story of a groundbreaking century through the evolution of everyday human objects. With degrees in law and art history, Frédéric Chambre became a partner at the Calmels-Chambre-Cohen auction house in 1996. Chambre co-founded Pierre Bergé and Associates in 2002, and became vice president and partner in 2005; he was co-organizer of the February 2009 sale of the Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé collection at Christie’s in Paris. In 2012 Chambre joined PIASA as head of strategy and development, and he is currently vice president and general manager. Source: assouline.com Keep following Best Design Books for the best…

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Book review: Santiago Calatrava – Complete Works

Santiago Calatrava is one of our greatest living architects. His constructions, ranging from the TGV railway station in Lyons to the Milwaukee Art Museum to the Opera in Valencia, stand out due to their forms and their spectacular organic structures. In his work, Calatrava draws inspiration from nature, but also explores cutting-edge technologies. In Belgium, the recently completed Liège-Guillemins train station is one the most striking achievements in contemporary architecture. And yet, Calatrava’s go far beyond the merely sensational. See also: Book Review: Interior Design Philosophy by Jorge Canete Santiago Calatrava was born in Valencia, Spain, in 1951. Architecture and engeneering are the two areas where Santiago Calatrava is known for. He is from Spain and moved to Zurique after finishing his degree in architecture, in 1974. There he studied engeneering. “The definitive study of the great Spanish architect whose soaring work is all about openness, energy and aspiration.” –Met Home Spanish-born architect Santiago Calatrava has achieved considerable international acclaim with his breathtaking feats of architecture and engineering in the service of elegant and humanistic modern forms. This updated volume comprehensively examines this contemporary master’s career, including the architect’s furniture designs, interior design, sculpture, and drawings.   His spectacular cultural and civic projects…

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