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eBook Phaidon Design Classics (3 Volume Set) (Pts. 1, 2  3) download ISBN: 0714843997
Author: Editors of Phaidon Press
Publisher: Phaidon Press; 1St Edition edition (April 13, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 3300
ePub: 1103 kb
Fb2: 1613 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Category: Art and Photo
Subcategory: Decorative Arts and Design

3 VOLUME SET. 'A remarkable publishing achievement. These 3 volumes are encyclopaedic in their scale and thoroughness; they are really a two-dimensional design museum between cardboard covers.

3 VOLUME SET. Every design office and design student will want to have them, but check the sturdiness of your shelves first - these books are very big, very yellow and very heavy.

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This quintessential collection of 999 product designs in three thigh-numbing volumes explores . In homage to one of the primary principles of good st of the products featured here are still in production.

This quintessential collection of 999 product designs in three thigh-numbing volumes explores product design from the late 1600s to the present.

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From cars to furniture, from tableware to cameras, from everyday objects to aeroplanes, this breadth of classic design has never before been collated. Recently Viewed and Featured.

PHAIDON DESIGN CLASSICS is the first comprehensive and authoritative collection of classic design objects. It is the first definitive illustrated sourcebook on the evolution of design to include such a wide scope of objects in detail. From cars to furniture, from tableware to cameras, from everyday objects to airplanes, this breadth of design has never before been collected in such a way before.

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Producer Phaidon Press. Year of production 2010

Producer Phaidon Press. Year of production 2010. The book includes not only classic objects created by great and internationally renowned designers, such as Breuer, Le Corbusier, Dreyfuss, Eames, Yanagi and Castiglioni, to name but a few, but also anonymously designed pieces, such as the clothes peg, the deck chair, the corkscrew and the chopstick, which, in spite of lacking a specific designer, have achieved such perfection in design and functionality.

PHAIDON DESIGN CLASSICS is the first comprehensive and authoritative collection of classic design objects. This beautifully illustrated three-volume set of books presents 999 industrially manufactured products, carefully selected by a group of experts. It is the first definitive illustrated sourcebook on the evolution of design to include such a wide scope of objects in detail.

From cars to furniture, from tableware to cameras, from everyday objects to airplanes, this breadth of design has never before been collected in such a way before. PHAIDON DESIGN CLASSICS tells the story of design’s evolution around the world from the late 1600's to the present, bringing together patents, prototypes, old advertisements, original drawings, images showing the process of manufacturing, as well as rare archival photographs. The anthology features an astonishing 4,000 images.

The objects are presented chronologically, beginning with an elegant pair of Chinese bonsai scissors from the early 1600s, still in production today, and ending with Barber Osgerby’s Lunar bath accessories, destined to become a classic. Glancing through the volumes, the reader will gain an understanding not only of the history of design, but a history of taste and culture. The book is an extraordinary journey through the objects that have shaped our society, from the first attempts to combine function and beauty in the nineteenth century, through the machine aesthetics of the thirties, the advent of plastic and other new materials in the fifties and sixties, up to the classics-to-be of the last ten years.

The book includes not only objects created by internationally renowned designers, such as Breuer, Le Corbusier, Dreyfuss, Eames, Yanagi and Castiglioni, but also anonymously designed pieces, such as the clothes peg, the corkscrew and the chopstick, which, in spite of lacking a specific designer, have achieved such perfection in design and functionality that they have eliminated the possibility of improvement.

PHAIDON DESIGN CLASSICS is a laboriously selected examination of some of the world’s best products ever made, most of which are still in production. The objects truly encapsulate what design is and what it will be for decades to come. It is a key reference tool for the designer or architect, as well as a fascinating and accessible design history for the newcomer.

The collection comes in a specifically commissioned carrying unit exclusively designed by Konstantin Gricic.

Comments: (7)
Jelar
I thought when I ordered the books that all this thrash about the packaging MUST be overblown. But this is, without a doubt the worst packaging I've ever dealt with. Though the plastic case was damaged in shipping it was still a struggle to free the books. When pulled apart (which is what a small sticker on one of the books advises) the plastic shattered. One piece dug into the palm of my hand and gave me a pretty decent gash. Other smaller fragments ended up all over my room. All I could think was thank God I didn't lose an eye! Even then I only succeeded in liberating one book.

The books themselves are very nice, and were only slighty damaged in the ludicrous struggle to liberate them from the case. It's comical that they come in the worst designed packaging you can imagine.

So while I would recommend the books, I also strongly suggest protective eye wear for the unboxing.
Tujar
I've already reviewed this book, and made a complaint about its packaging. But now, after having read it cover-to-cover, I was both delighted and dismayed. As a graphic designer, I have an "eagle eye" for design errors and typographical mistakes, but I also can pick out typos easily. I wished an editor had gone through the galleys thoroughly before it went to print. After about fifty mistakes I said to myself, "I should have been flagging these, then sell them to Phaidon for the next printing." I was too lazy, and continued on to find at least another fifty! One page had a paragraph repeat four times (as if the designer was filling a space, waiting for the "expanded" copy to come in to replace it). Shame on you Phaidon for putting so much effort into photography rights, etc. and barely anything into typography and editing.

Original review: One problem with the case and the sheer weight of this product is that it's likely to suffer damage if not carefully packed. While Amazon does have some of the best packing in the industry (especially the shrink-to-a-pallet books that cannot move to potentially damage it's corners), this item in particular was shipped to me using only air bags and a rather thin, large box. The plastic case was severly damaged, but amazingly the books weren't. Customer service was again incredibly accommodating to solving my problem of this damaged item by taking 20% off rather than the hassle of return and replace, which actually would have cost Amazon more. Plus I would have had to carry the nearly 30 lbs to the UPS store!

She was also insightful enough to suggest I make a comment on the product page re my experience so that Amazon's shipping department can take special care shipping this product to avoid it's damage. Maybe use "peanuts" instead, or some other method that ensures the weight doesn't make it jostle under the hostile conditions "handler" use with any package--book or chandelier!
Akinohn
Amazing series with a cool shelf. Not for people with small homes
Precious
An outstanding design resource which will no doubt soon become a ubiquitous electric-yellow prop on the bookshelves in style magazines, modern furniture catalogs, and lofts of urban trendoids everywhere. It should look nice next to Rem Koolhaas's "S, M, L, XL". All kidding aside, it's well worth the (Amazon) price. Although I must agree with the previous reviewer who pointed out the poorly designed and tacky plastic "carrying case". Ironic that a design encyclopedia would make such a design mistake. Also, I question whether enough time has passed to justify the "design classic" title bestowed upon many of the more recent entries.
Gunos
The best collection and time capsule to pass on the next generation
Siralune
Beautiful books and production value, but the plastic carrying case--being especially vulnerable--didn't survive two shipping attempts. On both occasions, the books arrived with their carrying case shattered and the books damaged. You might do better getting these some other way. You'll take your chances if you decide to have them shipped via Amazon (or any other online shipper). Beware.
Thordigda
(To get one thing out of the way: yes the packaging is unwieldly, but not so bad as some reviewers make it out to be. If you use a pair of bolt cutters or a hedge clipper to cut the cross-bars, then the whole thing comes apart painlessly)

These books are excellent, but suffer from two flaws. The first is that there are too few very old items. Only the first dozen items are drawn from man's long history before the mid-ninteenth century, none of these are before the seventeenth century, and nowhere to be seen are such icons as the katana, the ordinary pin, the wheel, or the telescope. Perhaps I have misunderstood the scope of the books by listing these items, but considering the dubious nature of some of the later inclusions, I think they would have been justified.

Which brings me to the second flaw: the large number of questionable entries. This problem gets particularly bad in the last volume which deals with the most recent designs, and to some measure it's unavoidable when trying to sift out any sort of 'recent classic'. But there are also more systematic troubles; as one reviewer already pointed out, something like 200 of the entries are dedicated to sofas, chairs, and stools. Surely this is excessive. One gets the feeling that they had set themselves a target nuber of entries, and were determined to collect that number no matter what. Perhaps 999 was too many.

Still, in spite of the set's coverage not living up to my ideal (who could agree perfectly on such a thing anyway?), and in spite of the oft-mentioned awkward packaging, this is an outstanding triad of books. In its pages you will glean the fascinating history of a huge number of familiar objects along with wonderful illustrations (photos, patents, and adverts). A random few that I enjoyed include: the Slinky, Kiwi shoe polish, the Disco ball, and the ice cream scoop. The style is brief and informative, which is good for browsing. These books have me noticing the beauty and functionality of the most mundane objects in my life, wondering about how they were designed. Lastly, the binding of these books is absolutely gorgeous, and the Design Classics look great on a shelf.