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Rawsthorn, Alice

Works: 45 works in 137 publications in 9 languages and 2,335 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Catalogs  Photobooks 
Roles: Author, Redactor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, Interviewer, Other
Classifications: TT505.S24, 746.92092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alice Rawsthorn
Yves Saint Laurent : a biography by Alice Rawsthorn( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yves Saint Laurent is arguably the greatest fashion designer of this century. World renowned since the age of twenty-one, when he shot to fame as the savior of Christian Dior, he has changed the way that women dress with a series of innovations - from trouser suits and leather boots to peasant shawls and safari jackets - now regarded as classics. Raised in colonial Algeria, Saint Laurent was taken on by Dior as an assistant while studying in Paris as a teenager. Hailed
Hello world : where design meets life by Alice Rawsthorn( Book )

28 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is often said that we are living in a new golden age of design. Our gadgets, appliances, and cars are sleeker and more elegant than they've ever been; in our free time, we trawl the internet for pictures of flawless minimalist interiors; and even the great industrialist of our time-Steve Jobs-is admired more for his visual savvy than his technological inventiveness. And yet with Instagram and Pinterest at our fingers and great design more available-and more affordable-than ever, we've had no guidebook to this ever-fascinating field. Though it's an inescapable part of our lives, there has been no single book that could, in one fell swoop, tell us everything we need to know about design. Enter Hello World. The design critic for the International Heard Tribune, Alice Rawsthorn has spent many years reckoning with the history of design and with its place in contemporary life, and Hello World is the extraordinary summation of her research and reporting. Rawsthorn takes us on a trip through design that ranges across continents and centuries, and wherever she goes, she discovers inspiring, thrilling examples of resourcefulness, inventiveness, and sheer vision. From the macabre symbol with which eighteenth-century pirates terrorized their victims into surrender, to one woman's quest for the best prosthetic legs, to the evolution of the World Cup soccer ball, Hello World describes how warlords, scientists, farmers, hackers, activists, and professional designers have used the complex, often elusive process of design to different ends throughout history. Hailed as a "rapid-fire and illuminating ode to contemporary design" (Telegraph) and "an extremely readable tour of the subject" (Financial Times), Hello World is a major work that radically broadens our understanding of what design can mean, and explains how we can use it to make sense of our ever-changing universe"--Résumé de l'éditeur
Richard Hamilton by Richard Hamilton( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most influential British artists of the 20th century, Richard Hamilton (1922-2011) is widely regarded as a founding figure of pop art, who continued to experiment and innovate over a career of 60 years. [This publication] presents the first retrospective to encompass the full scope of Hamilton's work, from his early exhibition designs of the 1950s to his final paintings of 2011, exploring his relationship to design, painting, photography and television, as well as his engagement and collaborations with other artists."--Tate website
Marc Newson by Alice Rawsthorn( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume features a dynamic body of work from Marc Newson. Combining his personal archive of sketches and plans with specially commissioned computer-rendered images, the book offers insight into the mind of this designer. The introduction traces the development of Newson's visual language
Hella Jongerius : misfit by Hella Jongerius( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hella Jongerius Misfit is a detailed showcase of the work of one of the most individual and influential product designers working today."
Wedgwood : a story of creation & innovation by Gaye Blake-Roberts( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the definitive book on Wedgwood, the preeminent luxury china brand in the world and the essence of English design and craftsmanship. Founded in 1759, Wedgwood has a deep heritage in pottery making that represents timeless design and enduring style. The eponymous founder, Josiah Wedgwood, was an entrepreneur and visionary who quickly became Britain's most successful ceramics pioneer, elevating pottery from a cottage craft into a luxury good and an art form. He was the mastermind behind Wedgwood's most enduring pieces, including Queen's Ware, Black Basalt, and Jasperware. That tradition of master craftsmanship and innovation continues today as Wedgwood works with celebrated designers such as Vera Wang and Jasper Conran. With historic photographs, drawings, and watercolours from Wedgwood's extensive archive, which display the craftsmanship and technical innovation, this book is a visual celebration of English design. It offers a look at some of the most timeless china creations in history with a focus on Wedgwood's 100 icons, in-depth essays on the brand and its history, and pattern books and sketches from the Wedgwood archives
Design as an attitude by Alice Rawsthorn( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design is one of the most powerful forces in our lives, and has never been more exciting. At a time when so many aspects of our lives are changing at relentless speed on an unprecedented scale, design is increasingly seen as a means of helping us to benefit from the opportunities created by those changes, and to avoid the dangers. Public interest is soaring as a new generation of designers is using advanced technologies to pursue their political and environmental objectives in increasingly ambitious projects, as well as to reinvent the objects and spaces we use every day. Conceived as a subjective field guide to design, Alice Rawsthorn's "Design as an Attitude" demystifies the field, explores the most dynamic developments in contemporary design, and assesses their impact on our lives now and in the future, acting as a comprehensive survey of design today
Aldo Bakker by Aldo Bakker( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Form. That's where it all starts for Aldo Bakker (b. 1971). Familiar objects take on surprising new forms in the hands of this exceptional designer. Moving beyond the laws of traditional design, he invites a new way of looking, thinking and feeling. Bakker's designs, often sculptural in nature, entice you to use them with their carefully chosen, often voluptuous forms and alluring materials. In this book, introduced by design critic Alice Rawsthorn, art critic Hans den Hartog Jager reflects on Bakker's work, devoting close attention to form, material and context. De vorm. Dat is waar het bij Aldo Bakker (1971) allemaal begint. Vertrouwde voorwerpen nemen steeds verrassende nieuwe vormen aan in de handen van deze uitzonderlijke ontwerper. Daarbij gelden voor hem niet de wetten van het traditionele design, hij verlangt van de toeschouwer een andere manier van kijken, denken en voelen. De ontwerpen zijn vaak opvallend sculpturaal van aard, en tegelijk verleidt Bakker de toeschouwer tot gebruik door afgewogen, vaak wulpse vormen en verleidelijke materialen. In deze publicatie, met een inleiding van designcriticus Alice Rawsthorn, biedt kunstcriticus Hans den Hartog Jager een reflectie op Bakkers werk, met veel aandacht voor vorm, materiaal en context. La forme. C'est par là que tout commence pour Aldo Bakker (1971). Les objets familiers prennent de nouvelles formes toujours surprenantes sous la main de ce designer exceptionnel. En cela, il ne suit pas les règles du design traditionnel, il exige du spectateur une autre façon de regarder, de penser et de sentir. Ses créations sont souvent de nature remarquablement sculpturale, et en même temps, Bakker engage le spectateur à devenir utilisateur par des formes rigoureusement réfléchies, souvent voluptueuses, et des matériaux séduisants. Dans cet ouvrage, avec une préface de la critique de design Alice Rawsthorn, le critique d'art Hans den Hartog Jager présente une analyse de l'oeuvre de Bakker, y prétant une attention particulière à la forme, au matériau et au contexte
I don't have a favourite colour : creating the Vitra Colour & Material Library by Hella Jongerius( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years ago, the designer Hella Jongerius began a research project for the Swiss furniture company Vitra to study the properties and possibilities of colours, textures, finishes and materials. This long-term project has resulted in the Vitra Colour & Material Library, which is dedicated to the establishment and further development of an intelligent system of colours, materials and textiles that make it easy to create inspiring environments in offices, homes and public spaces. In the book I Don't Have a Favourite Colour, Hella Jongerius describes her method of research and the application of its results to the Vitra product portfolio
Swarovski : celebrating a history of collaborations in fashion, jewelry, performance, and design( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over 120 years Swarovski crystals have had a multifaceted significance, used as a creative ingredient by coveted brands around the world. In this history of the world-renowned crystal brand, you'll learn about Swarovski's contributions to the creative industries, emerging and established fashion designers, and view never-before-published contemporary and archival photographs
Michael Craig-Martin : transience by Michael Craig-Martin( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exhibition by Michael Craig-Martin (b. Dublin, 1941) brings together works from 1981 to 2015, including his era-defining representations of once familiar yet obsolete technology; laptops, games consoles, black-and-white televisions and incandescent lightbulbs that highlight the increasing transience of technological innovation. The exhibition also features new wallpaper that has been conceived especially for the exhibition. From the earliest work in the show, a wall drawing first produced in 1981 (the same year that the first personal computer was made available), to a painting from 2014 that depicts the minimal lines of an iPhone, Craig-Martin's work has recorded the profound impact that electronic technology has had on the way we consume and communicate. The exhibition explores the seismic shift from analogue processes to digital technologies that informed the production and distribution of new kinds of objects in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Exhibition: Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (25.11.2015.14.02.2016)
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec : Bivouac( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue de la plus grande rétrospective consacrée au travail des frères Bouroullec en France et présentée au Centre Pompidou Metz du 7 octobre 2011 au 30 juillet 2012.0L''exposition "Bivouac" et le présent catalogue rendent compte des réalisations et des recherches des designers Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec au cours des quinze dernières années. Dans un millier de mètres carré, cette exposition composée uniquement de leurs objets, souligne un parcours international singulier, ponctué de collaborations avec les plus grands éditeurs de design et distingué par de nombreux prix.00Edition bilingue français-anglais
Post-modernism( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program looks at postmodernism as reflected in architecture and art. Using numerous examples drawn from the United States and Britain, this documentary seeks to define the movement through commentary by authors, architects and art critics. Looks at the contributions and influence of 20th century visionaries such as Robert Venturi, Andy Warhol, Jacques Derrida, and Kazuo Ishiguro to the development of Postmodernism
The infamous chair : 220° C virus monobloc( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The name 220°C Virus Monobloc refers to the production process of this piece of furniture: the chair is manufactured from a single press of 220°C hot polypropylene mashed through an extruder into a mold. The book was compiled by Arnd Friedrichs and Kerstin Finger, the designer who took us on a fascinating journey through sticky creativity in her previous book TAPE
Marc Newson by Alison Castle( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hella Jongerius : misfit by Louise Schouwenberg( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formafantasma by Studio Formafantasma( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to the Museum, "This retrospective will focus not only on objects and installations but also on the creative process and mental world of Studio Formafantasma. The title of the exhibition refers to alchemy: the transformation of everyday raw materials into precious goods. Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin do something similar as designers. An extensive research and work process results in products and installations that raise questions about the role of industry, globalisation and sustainability."
On Design by Alice Rawsthorn( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designing everyday life by Jan Boelen( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized by Slovenia's Museum of Architecture and Design, the Biennial of Design (BIO) brings together over a period of six months more than one hundred designers and artists from around the world who, together, engage in large-scale collaborative design projects. One of the oldest design events in the world, the Biennial also stands apart for its focus on the capacity of design to solve problems affecting everyday life, as well as its eschewal of the traditional award system, opting instead to reward successful collaboration. In September 2014, eleven teams met at the BIO 50, the biennial's twenty-fourth edition, to present projects that respond to topics ranging from affordable living to nanotourism. One project, for instance, suggests ways in which we might reclaim public space to encourage walking within urban areas. Another considers how a country's rich craft tradition might be better brought to bear on contemporary design. Still another laments the disposability of modern appliances. A companion to the most recent Biennial, Designing Everyday Life compiles more than two hundred photographs, diagrams, and sketches, as well as essays on the history and legacy of the event and interviews with New York Times design critic Alice Rawsthorn and industrial designers Konstantin Grcic and Saša Maechtig
Aldo Bakker by Alice Rawsthorn( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Yves Saint Laurent : a biography
Marc NewsonHella Jongerius : misfitThe infamous chair : 220° C virus monoblocMarc NewsonHella Jongerius : misfit
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Alice Rawsthorn British journalist

Alice Rawsthorn journaliste britannique

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