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For Australian industrial designer Marc Newson, the sky is no limit. From mass-produced products to designer furniture to fashion, Newson has blurred boundaries, mapped new territories, and made himself an international superstar. This book explores his complete works via encyclopedia-style entries, arranged chronologically by categories. Num Pages: 610 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: ACXJ; AKB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 560 x 470 x 165. Weight in Grams: 9500. He has designed chairs, restaurants, boutiques, cars, planes, and even a spaceship. For Australian industrial designer Marc Newson, the sky is no limit. From mass-produced objects to limited edition furniture to fashion, Newson has blurred boundaries, mapped new territories, and made himself an international superstar. This comprehensive tome leaves no stone unturned in cataloguing all of Newson?s works to date, from early pieces such as Lockheed Lounge (which holds the world record for the highest price paid for a piece of designer furniture, at over two million dollars) through designs of household objects and more recent, large scale projects such as the interior of Qantas?s A380 and the Aquariva boat. Encyclopedia-style entries, arranged chronologically by categories: Furniture, Objects, Interiors and Architecture, Timepieces and Jewelry, Transport, and Unreleased Projects. Extended, in-depth case studies for a selection of Newson?s most important projects: the Kelvin40 plane, Qantas Airbus A380, Gagosian art editions, Ford 021C, Ikepod watches, and Aquariva boat. Visual index cataloguing Newson?s complete works. Exclusive interview by Louise Neri. Contributing authors: Laszlo Adams, Nicholas Foulkes, Louise Neri, and Alice Rawsthorn Collector?s Edition limited to 1,000 numbered and signed copies, each in a linen-covered slipcase. 2012. Slp Ltd Sg. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # 9783836508070

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Title: Marc Newson

Publisher: Taschen

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Art meets design. He has designed chairs, restaurants, boutiques, cars, planes, and even a space ship. For Australian industrial designer Marc Newson, the sky is no limit. From mass-produced products to designer furniture to fashion, Newson has blurred boundaries, mapped new territories, and made himself an international superstar. This book explores his complete works to date via encyclopedia-style entries, arranged chronologically by categories: art editions, furniture, objects, timepieces, transport, and unreleased projects. From early iconic works such as Lockheed Lounge (which holds the world record for the highest price paid for a piece of designer furniture, at over two million dollars) to more recent, large scale projects such as the Ford O21C concept car, the Kelvin jet, and the interior of Qantas' Airbus A380, this tome leaves no stone unturned. Features of this Limited Collector's Edition include: encyclopedia entries arranged by category for all of Newson's works to date; extended, in-depth case studies for a selection of Newson's most important projects: Kelvin jet, Qantas Airbus A380, Gagosian art editions, Ford O21C, Ikepod watches, and Riva Boat; visual index cataloguing Newson's complete works chronologically with critical details and page number for the item's extended entry in the book; and, exclusive interview by Newson's longtime collaborator and friend, Louise Neri.

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Born in Sydney, Australia, Marc Newson (*1963) studied jewelry and sculpture at Sydney College of the Arts before moving to Tokyo where he designed his first production works for Idee. Subsequently based in Paris and London, where he lives and works, Newson quickly became one of the world's most accomplished and influential designers. Newson's designs are present in most major permanent museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, London's Design Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou, and the Vitra Design Museum. Newson holds adjunct professorships in design at Sydney College of the Arts and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and in the UK has been appointed "Royal Designer for Industry." In 2005, TIME magazine listed him as one of the top 100 influential people in the world. Louise Neri is a curator, editor, writer, and consultant working in the visual and performing arts. From 1990-2000, she was the editor of Parkett, an international art journal. She co-curated international biennials of contemporary art, including the Whitney (1997), Sao Paulo (1998 and 2000) and Sydney (2000) biennials. She is currently the director of the Gagosian Gallery, New York. Alice Rawsthorn is the design critic of the International Herald Tribune and a columnist for the New York Times Magazine. Her columns are syndicated to other media worldwide. She is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Design, and a trustee of the Whitechapel Gallery and Arts Council England. Alison Castle received a BA in philosophy from Columbia University and an MA in photography and film from New York University (NYU/International Center of Photography masters program). She is the editor of titles on photography, film, and design, including Some Like it Hot and The Stanley Kubrick Archives.

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