Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams, edited by Klaus Kemp and Keiko Ueki-polet. (The book was also the exhibition catalog for a show of the same name.)

Rams’s philosophy goes far beyond simply being in the right place at the right time–otherwise, he wouldn’t be the man from whom Apple has basically stolen every one of its product designs in the last ten years–most notably the iPhone 4, which is stunningly Rams-ian, with its metal edges and round buttons. Rams’s products

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Check out the Gizmodo post, then the book, at Amazon.