In a series of insightful essays on such ordinary “things” as wheels, and great works of art, Flusser believed that the shape of things (and the. Shape of Things has ratings and 5 reviews. Philippe said: This slender booklet is a collection of short, late essays by the cosmopolitan thinker Vile. The book Shape of Things: A Philosophy of Design, Vilem Flusser is published by Reaktion Books.

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The Shape of Things: Description This title includes an introduction by Martin Pawley.

This book presents for the first time in English an array of essays on design by the off media critic and philosopher Vilem Flusser. It puts forward the view that our future depends on design.


The Shape of Things : Vilem Flusser :

In a series of insightful essays on such ordinary ‘things’ as wheels, carpets, pots, umbrellas and tents, Flusser emphasizes the interrelationships between art and science, theology and technology, and archaeology and architecture. Just as formal creativity has produced both weapons of destruction and great works of art, Flusser believed that the shape of things and the designs behind them represents both a threat and an opportunity for designers of the future.

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Review quote There is nothing difficult or obscure about these essays. They are as sharp and lucid as precious stones because they proceed not by argument but poetically, by metaphor, story telling and myth.

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Architects’ Journal ‘Books of the Year’ show more. After emigrating to Brazil and then to France, he embarked on an influential career as a lecturer and writer on language, design, and communication.

Shape of Things: A Philosophy of Design

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