Ulm Design: The Morality of Objects

Hardcover: 287 pages
Publisher: The MIT Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0262121476
ISBN-13: 978-0262121477
Product Dimensions: 26.8 x 23.7 x 2.4 cm
Release Date: 1991
Price: ¥16,000
Condition: good (pre-owned)




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During its brief existence from 1955 to 1968, the HfG Ulm exerted an influence that no one could have predicted from its small size, improbable location, or short lifespan. Originally conceived as a successor to the Bauhaus, the school quickly abandoned that model and set out to explore the uncharted territory of designing for mass production. Under the direction of Max Bill and Tomas Maldonado, the school became an extraordinary laboratory of design and center of talent. More than twenty years after its closing, Ulm is still considered the most important European school of design since the Bauhaus.As the advocate of an objective and socially aware design for industry, Ulm fashioned a new generation of objects, tools, and transportation and communication systems. The Ulm style – pearl gray with matte finish, adjustable legs, reduction of ornament to a fundamental and pure geometry of form – is embodied in the familiar Krups and Braun product lines and continues to define the look of today’s electronic instruments.Reviewers of the German edition of this book have compared it to Hans Wingler’s book on the Bauhaus – a definitive reference and source, containing a historical account of the school, a descriptive compendium of objects and designs produced there, an assessment of the school’s curriculum, a profile of student life, and a roster of the faculty and guest instructors who taught there. This list includes some of the most able and talented people in the field of German design, among them Dieter Rams, Hans Gugelot, and Otl Aicher. The texts by Reyner Banham, Max Bill, Kenneth Frampton, Tomas Maldonado, and others reflect the always vigorous dialogue between theory and practice, and are accompanied by nearly 600 illustrations.Herbert Lindinger was Professor of Design at HfG Ulm from 1962 to 1968. He is currently Professor and Director of the Institute for Industrial Design at Hanover University.

バウハウスの理念を継承したulm造形大学の教育理論と実践を600以上の図録とともにまとめたものです。教員にはDieter Rams, Hans Gugelot, Otl Aicherをはじめとして、日本からは杉浦康平氏が招聘され教鞭をとりました。

ウルム造形大学(Hochschule fur gestaltung ulm)195-1968年

旧西ドイツのウルムにオトル・アイヒャー、マックス・ビルらが設立した造形大学。
バウハウス出身のマックス・ビルが初代校長となり、 バウハウスの理念を継承し、機能主義的な造形を基本とした。 プロダクト・デザイン、建築、ヴィジュアル・コミュニケーション、インフォメーション、映画制作部門の5つの学科から構成されていた。
オトル・アイヒャーらがヴィジュアル・コミュニケーションという概念を唱え、その確立に努めた。
同大学は1968年には閉鎖され、その活動は僅か15年間であったが、その理論と実践を通じて、20世紀後半初期の世界のデザイン界に主導的な役割を果たした。

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