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Silver to Steel : The Modern Designs of Peter Muller-Munk (Hardcover) (Rachel Delphia & Jewel Stern)

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This comprehensive book examines the work of celebrated modernist industrial designer Peter Muller-Munk, an international leader in his field during the mid-twentieth century. This groundbreaking book situates Peter Muller-Munk (1904-1967), a German émigré to the U.S., among the most influential designers of his generation. It presents the untold story of a man who rose from anonymity as a young silversmith at Tiffany & Co. to become a crucial postwar designer, promoting the practice of industrial design across the globe through one of the top design consultancies in America: Peter Muller-Munk Associates (PMMA). This generously illustrated book beginswith Muller-Munk's remarkable Art Deco silver and providesnew context for his best-known designs: the streamlinedNormandie pitcher and Waring waterfall blender. But therevelation comes in his previously undocumented work:memorable products like cameras, radios, cocktail shakers,power tools, and refrigerators; and total environments for gasstations, international expositions, and mass-transit vehicles.Muller-Munk's prestigious clients included Bell & Howell,Westinghouse, U.S. Steel, Texaco, and Schick. This compellingoverview of Muller-Munk's life and impressive legacy ispunctuated by colorful case studies of his firm's contributionsto wide-ranging aspects of mid-century life.
Number of Pages: 208.0
Genre: Art
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Author: Rachel Delphia & Jewel Stern
Language: English
Street Date: November 25, 2015
TCIN: 50506289
UPC: 9783791354637
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-6934

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