Otl Aicher World as Design

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World as Design

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Otl Aicher's writings are explorations of the world, a substantive part of his work. In moving through the history of thought and design, building and construction, he assures us of the possibilities of arranging existence in a humane fashion. As ever he is concerned with the question of the conditions needed to produce a civilised culture. These conditions have to be fought for against apparent factual or material constraints and spiritual and intellectual substitutes on offer.
Otl Aicher likes a dispute. For this reason, the volume contains polemical statements on cultural and political subjects as well as practical reports and historical exposition. He fights with productive obstinacy, above all for the renewal of Modernism, which he claims has largely exhausted itself in aesthetic visions; he insists the ordinary working day is still more important than the "cultural Sunday".

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otl aicher analogous and digital with a foreword by wilhelm vossenkuhl otl aicher the world as design with a foreword by wolfgang jean stock wilhelm vossenkuhl is professor of philosophy at the university of munich, wolfgang jean stock the vice editor-in-chief of the architectural magazine baumeister.

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otl aicher was one of the outstanding exponents of modern design. since the fifties, since his time at the now legendary hochschule für gestaltung in ulm, of which he was a cofounder, he has produced corporate design, to mention just one field of his work, that is among the great achievements of contemporary visual culture — all that need be mentioned here are his designs for braun, lufthansa, second german television, the munich olympics of 1972, and ERCO. a fundamental aspect of aicher’s work is the fact that it is anchored in a "philosophy of making" inspired by thinkers like ockham, kant or wittgenstein, a philosophy dealing with the requirements and aims as well as the objects and claims of design. aicher’s writings on questions of design (covering all branches of visual design, right down to architecture) are available here complete for the first time.

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Aicher, Otl
Published by Ernst, Wilhelm & Sohn, Berlin (1994)
ISBN 10: 3433024049 ISBN 13: 9783433024041
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