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Collecting Design
by Adam Lindemann

ISBN: 9783836519939
PUBLISHER: Taschen GmbH
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: 300
PUBLICATION DATE: 25.10.2010
DIMENSIONS: 168mmX226mmX32mm 894grams

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Insiders' Tips on Your Favorite Design and How to Enjoy and Make Profit Adam Lindemann's previous book for TASCHEN, "Collecting Contemporary," has been an unprecedented success, introducing the lay reader to collecting contemporary art, with tell-all interviews by the biggest players in the global art market. Where this book was mainly the outcome of Lindemann's personal fascination with the art, "Collecting Design," in similar fashion, started when he was furnishing his new house. "Art collectors like myself who hung beautiful contemporary paintings on their walls suddenly saw their furniture look sad and tired," Lindemann writes in his preface and relates how hobby became passion and an overwhelming desire to know everything. Which is how this latest volume manages to give such a perfect introduction into collectible design it follows the path its author went. It all started in the late eighteenth century: artists designed porcelain pieces that became editioned works in high demand. Art Deco to the Wiener Werkstatte, Bauhaus to the Eameses, the French modernists, and a whole bunch of designers you haven't heard of yet, this volume is the best guide to the collectability and overall desirability of the best design for connoisseurs and anybody interested in the way we live today. "Collecting Design "tells all about an addictive occupation, vintage pieces vs. limited editions, the big names and what to keep an eye on, all from the persp

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