Less and More – The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

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The Godfather Dies

Les Paul aged 94 has died in New York. Les is affectionately known as the 'godfather of the electric guitar' – Why? because in the 1950's he redesigned the electric guitar by turning from a hollow bodied it into a solid bodied bodied guitar.
Les used a piece of a train track to fashion his second prototype – the first was made from a hollow bodied guitar stuffed with socks and rags to muffle the sound. To his credit Les also created the first multi-track recorder and made recording in his garage. These to innovations changed the way music was made and how guitars sounded.

The Les Paul Gibson Guitar was introduced in 1952 and changed the face of rock music instantly. For those of you who know the Les Paul, you will know that since 52 the guitar has been a popular favourite and still probably the best selling electric guitar over it's arch rival he Leo Fender designed 'Stratocaster'.

Today the music industry will mourn Les Paul's death and musicians around the world will miss one it its most important innovators in the post war music scene.

Les Paul and Mary Ford

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PIC2 Movements and Styles

Arts and Crafts
Esthetic
Japonisme
Art Nouveau
Modernism
Beaux-arts
Jugendstil
Mission Style
Wiener Werkstatte
Czech-Cubism
Deutsche Wekbund
Furturism
Vorticism
Art Deco
Dadais
de Stijl
Bauhaus
Moderne
Constructivism
Surrealsim
Raionalism
Organis Design
Streamlining
International Style
Biomorphism
Scandinavian Modern
Contemporary Style
Swiss School
Pop Art
Space Age
Op Art
Antidesign
Minimalism
High-tech
Postindustrialism
Postmodernism
California new wave
Memphis
Deconstructivism

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What Goes Around…..

For all the PIC2 Product And Furniture Students especially those of you who picked out Breuer for their recent assignment have a look at this: ICONEYE and whilst you cross reference the chair design in the later pictures with the original from Thonet. What goes around……….

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Ron Arad: No Discipline at MOMA

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