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Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams” is a comprehensive outline of almost four decades of work by Dieter Rams. Clearly the most influential industrial designer of the last century, Rams’ work is prominently examined from his earliest contributions.

The book was prompted by an exhibition of Ram’s design work that began in Osaka in 2008, and was edited by Ueki-Polet, a celebrated Japanese design curator who joined forces with Ram’s personal acquaintance, Klaus Klemp, himself an expert on industrial product design.

While Rams contributes to the text independently, the book includes a convergence of internationally known design experts who discuss his work within the context of today’s contemporary design. Included are a premier collection of images and sketches that reflect Ram’s designs and models during his time with German consumer products companies, Braun, Vitsoe and FSB.

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Less and More is a substantial, museum-quality, bound volume worthy of even the most discerning collectors. Readers walk away from it possessed with a renewed understanding of what design is and what it has the potential to do. The beautifully illustrated pages explain Rams’ basic design principals and his overall philosophy as a designer. It explores the array of possibilities created by design for the consumer, and for the manufacturer, in terms of improving life through functional, attractive, earth-friendly solutions. Rams’ were ahead of their time. Probably most noted for his “ten commandments” of design, this text aptly proves that they are just as relevant today as they were when he wrote them decades ago.

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Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food

Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food

Cooking for Geeks isn’t just for geeks. It is a book for anyone that is looking to utilise various gadgets and tools to making cooking more fun and exciting, and to make better tasting food. It gives a burgeoning cook the ideas and techniques to be truly creative in the kitchen.

This book makes the science behind cooking easy and understandable for even novices, and can set a cook off on a culinary journey that makes even the fanciest of restaurant cooking a possibility. It will make you think about how food cooks, and how it can be cooked in new, different, and exciting ways. This book is a must-have for anyone truly serious about better understanding their kitchen, and wanting to make better food.

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Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration of the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation and Time Travel

Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration of the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation and Time Travel

Here at Slash Cool we like reading about things that make us think, and one author that manages to do that time after time is Michio Kaku – the world acclaimed theoretical physicist. In this latest book Kaku explains the physics of the science fiction explaining what is and is not possible. Kaku’s talent is to explain such things as 26 dimensional space-time in laymens terms. Read the rest of this entry »

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