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Book Condition: Near Fine
First English edition (published simultaneously with the German-language edition). Hardcover, black paper over illustrated boards, all edges black with the term “Wertewandel” (a change in values) printed around the edge, 12.7 by 15.7 cm, approx. 800 pages (not numbered), illus. Near fine with faint shelf wear. As much a wonderful object as a book, this volume features full-page color images for 700 objects – design, graphics, posters, and applied arts – from the exhibit of the same name. “The collection of the museum asks and answers five questions – how is a design object perceived? How does this perception change over time? Why does a museum put it (design) in its collection, and how are meaning and value established? Is everything design today? The exhibition, stage-managed by the renowned Swiss design studio Atelier Oï, and the catalog, designed by the well-known Dutch book designer Irma Boom, makes it possible to experience the diverse connections among the museum’s collection. The exhibition features everything from coffee makers, a vegetable peeler, Tupperware, to Art Nouveau antiques, cardboard furniture, designer shoes and a poster of US President Barack Obama.”1 This beautiful brick of a book is object 701.