One of the world’s most accomplished and respected designers, Marc Newson has designs all over the world. His work can be seen in major permanent museum collections including Museum of Modern Art in New York, London’s Design Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou, and the Vitra Design Museum. He has many accomplishments to his name, including being appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by the Queen. TASCHEN is a worldwide art publisher founded in 1980 that specializes in books on art, architecture, design, fashion, film and travel. Prices ranging from very affordable to extremely expensive, TASCHEN has books and collections that range in topics for almost everyone.
In 2012, Marc Newson and publishing house TASCHEN released “Marc Newson: Works,” which catalogue all of Newson’s works to date. The 610-page comprehensive book is estimated to showcase 95% of all the work Marc Newson’s done in his lifetime. His works are listed in chronological order and put together by category, which include furniture, objects, timepieces, jewelry, photos, cars, sketches and other items. The book also includes an in-depth interview with Marc Newson that Gagosian gallery Director Louise Neri conducted.
The pieces featured include early pieces like the Lockheed Lounge and other objects like the Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos clock. The futuristic metal lounger sold for over a million dollars at an auction at Phillips de Pury & Co. The Jaeger-LeCoultre ATMOS clock was initially created in 1938 and the ATMOS clock 551 and 566 are part of Marc Newson’s legendary design, which are shown in the TASCHEN publication. The world’s only clock movement that runs on thin air and without any need of human intervention for years, the ATMOS clock eightieth birthday in 2008 was celebrated by the creation of Atmos 561. This clock is suspended in a bubble block of Baccarat crystal and is designed by Marc Newson. This limited series and eightieth anniversary Atmos was followed two years later by the Calibre 566, which Marc Newson also designed. The Atmos 566 is limited to 76 pieces and made from clear or blue Baccarat crystal and also displays a current sky map. Newson is a big fan of the Atmos, and it is no surprise that he approached the company for collaboration.
If you are looking for comprehensive guide for Marc Newson’s works, this over 600-page book is a must have. It features an in-depth case studies into some of his famous works while celebrating all he has accomplished.
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