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THE ART OF IMPOSSIBLE: THE BANG & OLUFSEN DESIGN STORY. Alastair Philip Wiper. Thames and Hudson Inc., New York, 2016. 240 pp. with 216 ills. (202 col.). 32 x 26 cm. LC 2015-942600 ISBN 9780500518359 In English.
Publisher's description: This book delves into the stories of each breakthrough, iconic design by Bang & Olufsen, the Danish consumer electronics company. Overviews of both the materials and the manufacturing processes used for each Bang & Olufsen model are complemented by profiles on the designers behind each innovative creation. Throughout, the company's underlying philosophy remains unwavering: design must always serve a purpose. Featuring an extensive archive of sketches and prototypes, 300 specially commissioned photographs of individual products in various interior settings, as well as an exclusive insight into the models that never found their way onto the market, this is the definitive publication on a company whose design inventions are in a league of their own.
Artist(s):Bang, Peter; Olufsen, Svend; Bang & Olufsen (firm)
Indexing: Western, Europe — Denmark, Scandinavia — Post-1945 — Commercial/Industrial Design
Plans: 70,54
Worldwide Number: 169647
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