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Theory of Type Design

First comprehensive theory of type design and a must have for every designer

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Theory of Type Design
Spaces of Culture

> A model for the success of cultural buildings that can also be used in other (international)

Spaces of Culture
Co Brandes

De protagonist van de Nieuwe Haagse School en uitvinder van het ultieme jaren-dertig-huis

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Co Brandes
Objectief Nederland

Includes all of the 416 photos from 1974 and 2017 and lots of cartographic material

> With an

Objectief Nederland
Jean Cocteau

La première grande rétrospective de l'œuvre de Jean Cocteau aux Pays-Bas

> Exposition au Design

Jean Cocteau
Handboek Projectontwikkeling

> Een onmisbaar handboek voor iedereen die het terrein van projectontwikkeling wil doorgronden
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Handboek Projectontwikkeling
Jewellery Matters

> LAST COPIES!!> International Symposium ‘Jewellery Matters – Context and Material Research’, 16

Jewellery Matters
DASH Van woning naar woning

> DASH (Delft Architectural Studies on Housing) is a thematic journal devoted to residential design

DASH Van woning naar woning
Viktor&Rolf Special Edition

Limited and numbered edition box set

> Book, signed by Viktor&Rolf

> Custom box with passepartout &

Viktor&Rolf Special Edition
Viktor&Rolf Modekunstenaars

Magnificent colouring book in the exclusive Viktor&Rolf style

> For all fashion, colour and animal

Viktor&Rolf Modekunstenaars
Viktor&Rolf

Developed in collaboration with Viktor&Rolf and guest curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot

> Extended

Viktor&Rolf
1600-1700 Dutch Golden Age

> New, updated overview of the Rijksmuseum’s collection of seventeenthcentury masterpieces
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1600-1700 Dutch Golden Age
Architectuur in Nederland

> 31st edition of the international showcase for Dutch architecture
> Every year the world of

Architectuur in Nederland
Too Big

> Climate change is a simultaneous threat to our planet and to our neighborhoods. President Obama

Too Big

Otto Neurath paperback edition

The Language of the Global Polis

€ 24,95 order at NAi booksellers

Exhibition in STROOM Den Haag: 10 February - 6 April 2008

The Austrian sociologist Otto Neurath (1882 - 1945) was one of the seminal figures of the 20th-century Modern Movement. Member of the 'Vienna Circle', Founder of the Museum of Society and Economy, inventor of the famous ISOTYPE pictorial system, and champion of the Unity of Science movement, Neurath's lifelong identification with collectivity and the concept of the 'global polis' put him in contact with the leading intellectuals, architects and artists of his time, from Adolf Loos to Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, from Sigfried Giedion to Le Corbusier, from graphic designer Gerd Arntz to architect and urban designer Cornelis van Eesteren.
This book traces Neurath's global understanding of the modern metropolis as a 'global polis', representing an idea about collectivity premised on cultural and linguistic universality. Although much attention has been given to Neurath's achievements in the field of graphic design and philosophy, he has never been treated in the context of urbanism and architecture. Yet from 1931 onwards, he collaborated with the International Congress of Modern Architecture (CIAM) and its chief exponents - Cornelis van Eesteren, Sigfried Giedion, Le Corbusier and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy - on the project of deriving an international language of urban planning and design. And his close relationship with bibliographer Paul Otlet, and the 'cité mondiale' project triggered Neurath's engagement with questions of international communication and understanding.
The book first deals with Neurath's engagement with the modern metropolis, then turns to his growing fascination with visual media and the rise of the Vienna Method of Pictorial Statistics, and finally focuses on the project of the global polis and the ways in which Neurath attempted to internationalize the aims of his Museum of Society and Economy through collaborations with CIAM and Otlet, and by establishing satellite museums across the world.
Both scholarly and well written, Vossoughian's text offers a new perspective to one of the most formidable intellectuals of the interwar period, as well as fresh insights in the relation between politics and the polis in the 20th century.
This beautifully designed book explains Neurath's human approach to city space"- Dwell

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ISBN 978-90-5662-798-0 | 2. edition | March 2011 | available | Nader Vossoughian | design: Joseph Plateau | English | paperback | 17 x 22 cm | 176 pages | illustrated (89 full color) | in conjunction with: STROOM Den Haag

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