The Emergence of Form

€ 39.50

Unique overview of the work of Maria Blaisse.

In 2014, The Emergence of Form was nominated as one of the 9 best art books worldwide by Filaf, Festival International du Livre d’Art et du Film.

The Emergence of Form is a publication about design. It concerns the necessity of producing exactly the right form, just as in nature. A look at the evolution in the oeuvre of Maria Blaisse allows us to visually follow how one form, as it were, emerges from another.

Blaisse has been designing since 1970. She taught textile design for 17 years at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, starting in 1974, and is currently an international visiting professor. In this publication Maria Blaisse discusses her in-depth research into form in various materials and the numerous application possibilities, both autonomous and product-oriented. The idiom of form is examined from various perspectives from other disciplines.

With contributions by fashion designer Issey Miyake, architect Trude Hooykaas, dancer Kenzo Kusuda, writer Oek de Jong, cartoonist Joost Swarte, design curators Alexander von Vegesack & Mathias Schartz-Clauss, and cellist Frances-Marie Uitti.

nai010 publishers, Rotterdam.


Please contact Maria Blaisse to order a copy.