Tibor Kalman: Perverse Optimist

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Princeton Architectural Press, Aug 1, 2000 - Design - 420 pages
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Tibor Kalman: Perverse Optimist is the definitive and exuberant document of the late Tibor Kalman's work and ideas. This full-color, oversize title reveals Kalman's thoughts on magazines, advertising, sex, bookstores, food, and the design profession. Product designs, stills and storyboards from his film and video projects, and spreads from his book and magazine work are included. The impressive list of contributors includes Kurt Andersen, Paola Antonelli, David Byrne, Jay Chiat, Steven Heller, Isaac Mizrahi, Chee Pearlman, Rick Poynor, and Ingrid Sischy.
  

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User Review  - Scott - Goodreads

If there was a Mount Rushmore of graphic designers surely Tibor Kalman's head would be on it. Even if you have no hint of design aesthetic you will still marvel at his work. Thought provoking and funny Tibor could do it all. You've seen his work although you may not know it. Read full review

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A great monograph about the unique and passionate designer, Tibor Kalman. A must read for all young designers. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
32
Section 2
53
Section 3
103
Section 4
105
Section 5
107
Section 6
111
Section 7
124
Section 8
134
Section 13
264
Section 14
265
Section 15
280
Section 16
290
Section 17
300
Section 18
310
Section 19
311
Section 20
319

Section 9
150
Section 10
166
Section 11
172
Section 12
194
Section 21
331
Section 22
348
Section 23
350
Section 24
367

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About the author (2000)

Peter Hall is Bartlett Professor of planning and regeneration at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University College London, UK and Senior Research Fellow at the Young Foundation, London, UK.

Michael Bierut is a partner at Pentagram and a 2006 AIGA medalist. He is a design critic for the online journal Design Observer, the Public Radio International program Studio 360, and the Yale School of Art.

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