Ulm Design: The Morality of Objects, Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm 1953–1968 edited by Herbert Lindinger; HfG Professor of Design, 1962–68 and translated by David Britt, 1st English ed., 1991. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 9.25 x 10.5, pp. 288. Printed in Germany. Out of Print.
From 1955 to 1968, the HfG Ulm exerted an influence that no one could have predicted from its small size, improbable location or short lifespan. Under the direction of Max Bill, Tomas Maldonado and Otl Aicher, the school became an extraordinary laboratory of design and center of talent and is still considered the most important European school of design since the Bauhaus.
A definitive reference featuring: an historical account of the school, a descriptive compendium of objects and designs, an assessment of the school's curriculum, a profile of student life, a roster of the faculty and guest instructors and more. With an impressive list of contributions including: Max Bill, Horst W. J. Rittel, Otl Aicher, Herbert Ohl, Claude Schnaidt, Tomas Maldonado, Giu Bonsiepe, Reyner Banham, and Kenneth Frampton. Heavily illustrated with nearly 600 black and white and color images. Highly recommended.
A fine hardcover in a nearly fine jacket with light wear and a rectangular area of discoloration from the sticker label attached to the jacket interior. Out of print and hard to find.