In moving through the history of thought and design, building and construction, Aicher shows us the possibilities of arranging existence in a humane and civilised culture, fighting against apparent factual or material constraints and spiritual and intellectual substitutes.
About the author
Otl Aicher (1922-1991) was an outstanding personality in modern design, he was a co-founder of the legendary Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG), the Ulm School of Design, Germany. His works since the fifties of the last century in the field of corporate design, e.g. Lufthansa, and his pictograms for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich are major achievements in the visual communication of our times.
Wolfgang Jean Stock is an architectural historian and author. As a critic he writes articles i.a. for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and international journals of architecture.