From the Publisher. A comprehensive monograph on highly influential product designer Dieter Rams (b.1932). As head of design at Braun from 1961 to 1995, Rams created some of the most iconic objects of the twentieth century. A detailed text covering Rams’s life, the intellectual context in which he worked, his designs for Braun and Vitsoe, and the ideas and lectures he developed as an advocate for good design. Includes a foreword by Jonathan Ive, head of design at Apple Inc.. Sketches and photographs of finished products and prototypes provide insight into Rams’s design process; diverse archival material and photographs give a complete picture of his life and work.