Aldo Bakker

Product/Industrial Designer / The Netherlands / Aldo Bakker

Aldo Bakker’s Book List

My list consists of a selection of books that were important to me at the time I discovered them and in a way still are. As an autodidact, I have used these books over and over again to study design. They had a huge influence on my education.

I tend to be quite selective when buying books. When I love the work of an artist but do not like the way the book is designed I don’t buy it. I am convinced that the design of the book should always interact with the content.

1 book
Tapio Wirkkala

A book with sublime forms and new findings. It shows a thorough understanding of nature, not by imitating it but by expressing it in a highly personal visual language. The editors managed to capture a true experience of the Finnish artist and designer and his work by using photographs made by Wirkkala, by photographing his trained and experienced hands, and by including sketches and technical drawings. The graphic design and text editing were done by Juhani Pallasmaa.

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