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The Resource The shape of things : a philosophy of design, Vilém Flusser

The shape of things : a philosophy of design, Vilém Flusser

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The shape of things : a philosophy of design
Title
The shape of things
Title remainder
a philosophy of design
Statement of responsibility
Vilém Flusser
Title variation
Philosophy of design
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"This book presents for the first time in English an array of essays on design by the seminal Czech-born media critic and philosopher Vilem Flusser. It puts forward the view that our future depends on design. In a series of insightful short essays, touching on a wide range of subjects - industrial ethics; tents, umbrellas and shamans; the architecture of Wittgenstein; ceramic vessels as bearers of social meaning - 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) represent both a threat and an opportunity for designers of the future."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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1920-1991
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flusser, Vilém
Dewey number
745.401
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
NK1505
LC item number
.F58 1999
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Teleology
Label
The shape of things : a philosophy of design, Vilém Flusser
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
41580948
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
126 pages
Isbn
9781861890559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The shape of things : a philosophy of design, Vilém Flusser
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
41580948
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
126 pages
Isbn
9781861890559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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