The Essence of Things: The Art of Reduction

by Vitra Design Museum


This newly published book by Vitra Design Museum titled "The Essence of Things" seeks to investigate the motifs and motivations of reduction in design. This richly illustrated catalogue accompanying the exhibition of the same name places a central focus on industrial design, it also considers the importance of technological and economic conditions as well as the dialogue between design and art.

Overall this book looks to celebrate a selection of products for their enduring design and adherence to the principle of perfect simplicity.

132 pages, 180 mostly colour illustrations. Approximately 245mm x 310mm.
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