Dieter Rams: Ten Principles for Good Design
New in paperback, this book presents Dieter Rams’ aesthetic philosophy through highlights from a forty-year career designing iconic consumer products that enhance our daily lives.
For decades, anyone who cared about product design looked to the Braun label when choosing their appliances, radios, and other consumer items. Dieter Rams, the guiding force behind the Braun look, breaks down his design principles and processes in this elegant new paperback edition. Enumerating each of his ten principles such as “good design is innovative”; “good design is aesthetic”; “good design is useful”, etc., this bestselling book presents one hundred items that embody these guidelines. Taken together, the images and texts offer the most comprehensive overview of Dieter Rams’ work to date and will serve as both a reference and an inspiration for anyone interested in how and why good design matters.
Cees W. de Jong
CEES W. DE JONG is a graphic designer and publisher of international books on architecture, art, and graphic design. He is the author and editor of Type: »A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles« and the designer of »Meggs’ History of Graphic Design« (5th and 6th ed.), »Jan Tschichold, Master Typographer: His Life, Work and Legacy«