THE GODDESS - LA DEESSE

INVESTIGATIONS ON THE LEGENDARY CITROEN DS

Sumi Christian

At its launch in 1955, the Citroën DS was a sensation and a magnet for designers, philosophers, and politicians alike. No other automobile was able to combine form and technology so coherently and... Read more
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At its launch in 1955, the Citroën DS was a sensation and a magnet for designers, philosophers, and politicians alike.

No other automobile was able to combine form and technology so coherently and seemingly effortlessly.

Radical in its implementation and revolutionary in terms of comfort and safety, the DS is one of the most innovative design icons of the 20th century.

In this publication, swiss architect Christian Sumi analytically examines the characteristics of this classic vehicle.

Carefully arranged picture series and drawings by Flaminio Bertoni and the Citroën design team, for example of the body, the chassis and the legendary hydraulics, illustrate the essay.

Using advertising images Sumi critically analyzes, in both a contemporary and a philosophical context, the iconization and reception of the Citroën DS, as well as the theories arising from this phenomenon. 

Product specification

Binding
In hardback
Pages
234
ISBN / EAN
9783037786260
Publisher
Lars Muller Publishers
Languages
English
Publication date
06/2020
Dimensions
25 x 17 x 2 cm

Additional information

Book type or Series
History - Descriptive; Photo Book

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