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Compact Design Series: Arne Jacobsen (Compact Design Portfolio) [Hardcover]

Marisa Bartolucci , Raul Cabra
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25 Jun 2004 Compact Design Portfolio
Now more than ever, people are appreciating and collecting modern design; Compact Design Portfolio is a handy, attractive, and authoritative design library for the design aficionado and stylish general reader alike. Books 9 and 10 in the Compact Design Portfolio series profile two modern masters: Karim Rashid known for his biomorphic furniture and home products found everywhere and Arne Jacobsen, best known for his classic Ant Chair and Egg Chair. Stylish, small, and perfect for collecting, Compact Design Portfolio titles are penned by accomplished writers with real knowledge of and fresh enthusiasm for their subjects. Containing scores of illustrations for ongoing reference, this series perfectly encapsulates the life, work, and influence of the great designers of our time


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  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (25 Jun 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811842096
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811842099
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 14.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,373,943 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Christopher Mount is an educator, writer, and curator specializing in 20th‑century architecture and design. He curated Arne Jacobsen's centenary exhibition for the Scandinavia House in 2002. He lives in New York City. Raul Cabra is the principal of Cabra Diseno, a San Francisco design firm. Marisa Bartolucci is former executive editor of Metropolis magazine and the author of several critically acclaimed design books. She lives in New York City.

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Jacobsen's budding career soon got a boost when, in 1929, he entered, and won, a competition to design "The House of the Future." Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent little book 8 Jan 2011
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This book gives a good insight in to the life of Arne Jacobsen. There are numerous good quality black & white and colour photographs throughout. Whilst it is only a compact book, and can't possible show the whole of his work, it did show me that he designed numerous other things besides his famous lights, cutlery, clocks and chairs. He also designed door handles, fabric and even a garden. I also received a new book called 'Objects and Furniture Design Arne Jacobsen' by Ediciones Poligrafa, which is inferior in every way. It is a siliar size, and has a similar content, but the photographs and very poor, and nearly all in black and white. What is the point of trying to marvel at his wonderful designs, when the photos they are trying to represent are grainy, blurred and poor quality? Try and obtain this compact book instead, or splash out and get a larger, more definitive book, on this fantastic designer instead.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Arne Jacobsen: Compact Design Portfolio 25 Aug 2008
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I have found that the Arne Jacobsen- Compact Design Portfolio is an excellent introduction to the many accomplishments of this legendary Danish Architect and Designer. This book features many of the products that he designed back in the 1950's and 60's, most of which are still in production today. This book also includes many of his Architectural achievments such as the SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen. I highly recommend it for anyone studying Design and Architecture. He was "The man" and way ahead of his time.
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