Tube Radios, Design Classics, Internet Radio

Radio initially developed into a mass medium in the early twentieth century. Designing radio devices rapidly became an important task for prominent international designers. The catalogue accompanying the eponymous exhibition at the Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts) in Cologne traces the path of the radio up to the present day — from pure components and wooden boxes, “cathedrals” and “skyscrapers”, to cult design objects and opulent music cabinets, all the way to fun miniature devices. At the same time, the catalogue is also the museum’s twenty-first inventory and the first to provide a complete survey of its extensive collection of radios.

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January 2016

ISBN 978-3-7356-0175-9

24,00 × 24,00 cm

192 pages

215 colored and 6 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German, English

Romana Breuer, Petra Hesse

Text by
Andreas Baumerich, Isabel Brass, Romana Breuer, Petra Hesse, Elina Knorpp, Günter Lattermann, Theresa Nisters

Design by
Christof Breidenich, Köln

Exhibition: “RADIO Days. Tube Radios, Design Classics, Internet Radio”,Museum For Applied Arts Cologne, January 19 -  June 5, 2016.