The Philosophy of Design by Glenn Parsons

By Glenn Parsons

The Philosophy of Design is an advent to the elemental philosophical matters raised via the modern perform of layout. the 1st ebook to systematically learn layout from the point of view of latest philosophy, it deals a extensive standpoint, ranging throughout key philosophical parts comparable to aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics and ethics.

The first a part of the e-book explores imperative concerns concerning the nature of layout and its items, and the rationality of layout tools. A significant subject is that Modernist principles, resembling these provided by way of bathrooms and Gropius, offer vital responses to those philosophical matters. within the moment a part of the ebook, those Modernist rules function touchstones within the exploration of key matters for layout, together with: where of aesthetics in layout; design?s relation to private expression; the which means of functionality; and design?s relation to consumerism. The social accountability of designers, and the effect of layout perform on moral reasoning also are discussed.

Written in an obtainable sort, The Philosophy of Design offers a brand new standpoint on layout and a provocative reassessment of the Modernist legacy. it's going to have interaction scholars and architects with present philosophical debates, supporting them to deliver into clearer concentration the that means of latest layout, and its particular demanding situations and possibilities.

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