Bruce Mau: Life Style


An insight into the creative process of the world famous designer.


Bruce Mau, edited by Kyo Maclear with Bart Testa


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Price: USD$49.95 USD$24.98

Life Style is the first book to document Bruce Mau's creative process and his studio practice, Bruce Mau Design (BMD). Since founding his Toronto-based studio in 1985, Mau has become one of the world's most sought-after designers. He became an international figure following the publication of the groundbreaking and award-winning volume S,M,L,XL, which he designed and co-authored with Dutch architect and recent winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Rem Koolhaas.

Written by Mau and conceived and designed by BMD, Life Style is a collection of playful and critical statements about the visual and cultural trends that influence today's image-driven environment. The book showcases the methodology, philosophy, world view and projects of BMD.

With over 1,000 images and available in a variety of luminous satin covers, each reader can choose his/her colour to match his/her life style.



SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Paperback
Size: 245 x 210 mm (9 5/8 x 8 1/4 in)
Pages: 624 pp
Illustrations: 1100 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714845203

Bruce Mau is the President and Creative Director of Bruce Mau Design. He has been a visiting scholar at institutions worldwide, including The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, Rice University in Houston, the University of Toronto's School of Architecture, and California Institute of the Arts, where he was an artist-in-residence. He has lectured widely throughout North America and in Berlin and Zurich, and in 1998 won the Chrysler Award for Design Innovation.

"A 624-page strip tease performed with an endless variety of veils... The book tantalizes readers with glimpses into the thinking of one of the most creative minds at work in design today."—New York Times

"A book form that's partly a journal of ideas, creative anthology, social critique, manifesto for change and a superlative piece of design."—Blueprint

"An insightful and exhilarating analysis of image culture."—Dazed and Confused

"A wide-ranging, fascinating view of the world, it offers hundreds of explanations (or observations) of what we see around us."—Guardian

"A 624-page strip tease performed with an endless variety of veils... The book tantalizes readers with glimpses into the thinking of one of the most creative minds at work in design today."—New York Times

"A book form that's partly a journal of ideas, creative anthology, social critique, manifesto for change and a superlative piece of design."—Blueprint

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