Braun Design + HfG Ulm bibliography

The English language literature related to Braun Design is somewhat thin, and in recent years has tended to focus on Dieter Rams' contribution. The list of texts below includes references to the Ulm School of Design, the relatively neglected aesthetic and conceptual origin of Braun Design.

This incomplete bibliography is in construction. Details of further relevant texts will be gratefully received.

T. W. Adorno, "Functionalism Today", in Rethinking Architecture: a Reader in Cultural Theory, Neil Leach, Eds. (London: Routledge, 1997)

Jo Klatt and Günther Staeffler, Eds., Der Braun Sammler/ Braun+Design/ Design+Design issues 1 - 96, (Hamburg: Jo Klatt Design+Design Verlag, 1984 - 2011)

Jo Klatt and Günther Staeffler, Eds., Braun+Design Collection (Hamburg: Jo Klatt Design+Design Verlag, 1990)

Jo Klatt, Möbel-Systeme von Dieter Rams (Hamburg: Jo Klatt Design+Design Verlag, 2002)

Kesting, Bonsiepe, Eds., Ulm: Journal of the Ulm School of Design issues 1 - 21, (Ulm: Hochschule für Gestaltung,1958 - 1968) [complete set free download]

Herbert Lindinger, ed., Ulm Design: the morality of objects Hochschule für Gestaltalung Ulm 1953 - 1968 (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1990)

Sophie Lovell, Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible (New York: Phaidon, 2011)

Dietrich Lubs, Peter Hartwein, Peter Schneider, Eds., Braun Design: 1955 - 1995 (Kronberg: Braun AG, 1995)

Tomás Maldonado, "Notes on Communication", Tomás Maldonado and Gui Bonsiepe, "Sign System Design for Operative Communication", in Theo Crosby, Ed., Uppercase 5 Ulm HfG (London: Whitefriars Press, 1967) 5 - 10, 11 - 34

Olaf Meyer and Bernd Polster, Eds., Braun Design (Kronberg: Braun GmbH, 2002)

Richard Moss, "Max Braun", Industrial Design (Nov 1962) 39 - 40

Walter Müller, "A working Procedure in Trade-mark Design" in Theo Crosby, Ed., Uppercase 5 Ulm HfG (London: Whitefriars Press, 1967) 35 - 46

Bernd Polster, Braun: 50 Years of Design Innovation (Stuttgart & London: Axel Menges, 2009)

Bernd Polster, "Kronberg Meets Cupertino: What Braun Design and Apple Really Have in Common" in Apple Design (Hamburg: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2011)

Dieter Rams, Less but better / Weniger, aber besser (Hamburg: Jo Klatt Design+Design Verlag, 1995)

Markus Rathgeb, "A School for Design: The Hoshschule für Gestaltung, Ulm" in Otl Aicher (London & New York: Phaidon Press, 2006), 40

Wolfgang Schmittel, Design, Concept, Realisation (Zurich: ABC Verlag, 1975)

René Spitz, Hfg Ulm The View Behind the Foreground: the Political History of the Ulm School of Design 1953 - 1968 (Stuttgart: Axel Menges, 2002)

René Spitz, HfG/ IUP/ IFG: Ulm 1968 - 2008 (Ulm: International Design Forum, 2012)

Keiko Ueki-Polet and Klaus Kemp, Eds., Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams (Berlin: Gestalten, 2009)

Hans Wichmann, ed., Gugelot Systemdesign (Boston & Basel: Birkhäuser, 1987)

Hans Wichmann, Mut zum Aufbruch Erwin Braun 1921 - 1992 (Prestel, 1998)

Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, "Functionalism, Yes, But…" in Arnell, Bickford, Bergart, (Eds.), A View from the Campidoglio: Selected Essays 1953-1984. (New York: 1984)  44-45.

HfG Archiv Ulm, http://www.hfg-archiv.ulm.de/english/the_hfg_ulm/