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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Shape of Things: A Philosophy of Design
Mailing List Subscribe to our mailing list and get the latest news from Garage. Please try again later. Mar 23, Karla Huebner added it Shelves: A must-read tgings for any designer, even if only a few essays.
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Reaktion Books- Art – pages. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Vilem Flusser was born in Prague in The Consequences of Information: Just as formal creativity has shap 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 glusser an opportunity for designers of the future.
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He held Brazilian citizenship and wrote most of his work in German and Brazilian Portuguese. After emigrating to Brazil and then to France, he embarked on an influential career as a lecturer and writer on language, design, and communication. Just as formal creativity has produced both weapons of destruction and great works of yhings, Flusser believed that the shape of things and the designs behind them represents both a threat and an opportunity flussrr designers of the future.
Published December 1st by Reaktion Books first published Second, the fact that people come together in groups conditioned by biology or economics has to be take into account by the administration, but must not overshadow the fundamental uniqueness of the individual human being.
From January 7 it will be open as usual. This tradition of working in public, so significant to European intellectuals like Barthes and Eco, flussser so sadly lacking in the United Kingdom and United States, perhaps helps explain the clarity and dialogic quality of his writing, a conversational tone inviting agreement but also challenge and discussion.
His early work was marked by discussion of the thought of Flussfr Heidegger, and by the influence of existentialism and phenomenology. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.
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Writing in German, Portuguese, and French, Flusser remained unpublished in English during his lifetime. Flusser’s early and thus far untranslated Portuguese texts include books on flueser and reality, and on the history of the devil “The devil and progress and history are synonyms,” Writingsp. According to Free Association Press, the publishers of another collection, the project to translate From Subject to Project: Rafaela rated it it was amazing May 24, His idiom is more journalistic than scholarly: This is an interesting set of very short philosophical essays relating to design.
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. Flusser was born in in Prague into a family of Jewish intellectuals. Aug 03, Philippe rated it really liked it Shelves: It puts forward the view that our future depends on design. Ships from and sold by Chiron Media.
Sometimes there is a clenched teeth kind of wittiness. My library Help Advanced Book Search. What happens when human beings morph from being productive, shape-giving artisans to abstract calculators, pressing keys on a keyboard, when our existential concerns shift from things to information?