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False Flat: Why Dutch Design is so Good

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'False Flat' showcases the dynamism of contemporary Dutch design and, through a detailed exploration of the country's geography, culture, and history, defines its particularities as a manifestation of things intrinsically 'Dutch'.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published April 2nd 2008 by Phaidon Press (first published September 1st 2004)
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Jason
Jan 03, 2013 Jason rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a nice read and I would recommend for anyone who loves architecture, architectural history, travel and European design. The Dutch have always been great engineers and designers; this books walks you through Dutch history from an architect / designer's point of view. The imagery is exotic and enticing and is accompanied by some great narrative. It was a very refreshing read!
Nancy Schober
Jan 10, 2014 Nancy Schober rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reference
this has been on my wish-list for some time since I became obsessed with Irma Boom's design.

Since there is no choice of 'abandoned' or 'couldn't finish' I'm marking this 'read' to get it off of my 'currently reading list'.

I'm finding the language a bit pompous and overblown which makes it very difficult for me to get to the real meaning of the 'flowery, purple' prose
R.Friend
May 13, 2008 R.Friend rated it really liked it
Shelves: design
Very well-designed book that presents an amazing range of Dutch design. Great focus on graphic design, of course, but touches on products and architecture as well.
Loren
Oct 23, 2007 Loren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book about Dutch design. Designed by super-genius, Dutch designer Irma Boom.
Libby
Jan 14, 2010 Libby rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art
book is well put together but few lasting impressions
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