Item #272820 Life Style. Bruce Mau.

Life Style

Phaidon Press, January 2000. Cloth. Used - Very Good / No Jacket. Item #272820
ISBN: 0714838276

Since founding his Toronto-based studio in 1985, Bruce Mau has become one of the world's most sought-after designers and has collaborated with leading architects, artists and cultural institutions in North America and Europe. He became a cult figure following the 1995 publication of S, M, L, XL, for which he was co-author with Rem Koolhaas. Mau describes his studio as a 'multi-disciplinary think tank where designers, artists and architects, curators, filmmakers and writers collaborate ...' The studio has developed long-term creative partnerships with Zone Books in New York; the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto; The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles; and with architects such as Koolhaas and Frank Gehry, among others.

More manifesto than monograph, Life Style is the first book to document Bruce Mau's creative process and studio practice. Written by Mau and designed by his firm, the book is a singular album of perceptive, thought-provoking, and often playful statements about the visual and cultural trends that influence today's design culture. This collection of essays, observations and personal anecdotes interspersed with project documentation expresses Mau's unique world view and his belief that form and content are inseparable. The book's format and organization echo his conviction that design is more than an end in and of itself. In effect, design for Mau is something one lives -- a life style -- rather than something one does.

Boards covered in shiny dark blue fabric with raised flower design. Lettered in bright silver and stamped black on the boards and along the spine. A beautiful book.

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Price: $30.00

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