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Collecting Design
Author: Adam Lindemann

ISBN: 9783836519939
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 25 October 2010
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 16.9 x 3.2
Description:
Confessions of a connoisseur.

Insiders' tips: discover the world of design with the help of thirty-two international experts and learn why the most valuable furniture is not what you think it is Adam Lindemann's second volume is the follow-up to Collecting Contemporary, an unprecedented success, introducing the lay reader to collecting contemporary art, with tell-all interviews by the biggest players in the global art market.

The idea for this volume came 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, relating 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 took.

Today's design market has its roots in the late eighteenth century: artists created porcelain pieces in editions that became in high demand. From Art Deco to the Wiener Werkstätte, Bauhaus to the Eameses, the French modernis...

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