The definitive monograph on Dieter Rams life, work and ideas. A detailed text covering Rams life, the intellectual context in which he worked, his designs for Braun and Vitsoe, and the ideas and lectures he developed as an advocate for good design.
This hardcover book measures 10½ inches by 8 inches. Published June 10, 2011.
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