- Hatje Cantz
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Siemens Industrial Design
100 Years of Continuity in Flux
Edited by Hans Hermann Wetcke, Design Zentrum München, texts by Christoph A. Hoesch, Julius Lengert, Ralf Rummel, with collaboration of Andrea Kluge, graphic design by Baumann & Baumann
2006. 368 pp., 333 ills., 309 in color
21.30 x 30.50 cm
out of print
Siemens, one of the world’s oldest and largest electrical companies, can look back today on over one hundred years of product design history. This colorful past vividly illustrates the fact that design has played a more important role for electrical engineering than for any other field of technology.
This richly illustrated volume traces nearly one hundred years of Siemens design development, and with it a substantial portion of the history of German industrial design, based on examples from the major product fields and function areas. The objective is to paint a multifaceted picture of the Siemens design culture during the twentieth century, while pursuing the question of what influence the specific exigencies of "electrical design" exercised on the shapes given to Siemens products and which important stations were traversed along the way.