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Encountering things: design and theories of things

Encountering things: design and theories of things

Atzmon, Leslie, 1954- editor; Boradkar, Prasad, editor

'Encountering Things' brings together leading design scholars to explore the relationship between thing theory and design, exploring production processes and offering an engaging, theoretical perspective about the social and cultural lives of objects. Encountering Things brings together leading design scholars to explore the relationship between thing theory and design, exploring production processes and offering an engaging, theoretical perspective about the social and cultural lives of objects. Focusing on the themes of process and product, the contributors investigate the productive interplay between the activity of design and the objects that design uses and produces. Chapters span the design disciplines and essays examine the processes by which objects, things, and artifacts are made; the lives of design objects; and things in their cultural contexts. Theoretical discussion is encouraged by in-depth case studies of things themselves. Each chapter includes an informational sidebar per essay and a useful glossary of key terms

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Published London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Leslie Atzmon and Prasad Boradkar
ISBN: 0857856014, 9780857856012
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xv, 218 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Subject: Industrial / commercial art & design; History of art; Product design Case studies.; Design Case studies.; Product design.; Fine arts: art forms; Design.; Art and Design.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780857855640

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Leslie Atzmon and Prasad Boradkar
  3. Chapter 1
  4. Filled with Wonder: Enchanting Androids from Cams to Codes
  5. Betti Marenko
  6. Chapter 2
  7. When Objects Fail: Unconcealing Things in Design Writing and Criticism
  8. Peter Hall
  9. Chapter 3
  10. What design tells us about objects and things
  11. G. De Michelis
  12. Chapter 4
  13. Visual Essay-The Boombox Project
  14. Prasad Boradkar and Lyle Owerko
  15. Chapter 5
  16. Theorizing the Hari Kuy¶
  17. Christine Guth
  18. Chapter 6
  19. Making Things Things
  20. Nina Rappaport
  21. Chapter 7
  22. Distributing Stresses: The Development and Use of the Eames Dining Chair Metal
  23. Michael J. Golec
  24. Chapter 8
  25. The Practically Living Weight of Convenient Things
  26. Cameron Tonkinwise
  27. Chapter 9
  28. The Modern American Telephone as a Contested Technological Thing, 1920-1939
  29. Jan Hadlaw
  30. Chapter 10
  31. Visual Essay-Montreal Signage Project
  32. Matt Soar
  33. Chapter 11
  34. Connecting Things: Broadening Design To Include Systems
  35. Platforms, And Product-Service Ecologies
  36. Hugh Dubberly
  37. Chapter 12
  38. Things as "Poor" Substitutes
  39. Carl Knappett
  40. Chapter 13
  41. The Graphic Thing: Ambiguity, Dysfunction, and Excess in Designed Objects
  42. Phil Jones
  43. Chapter 14
  44. Nothingness in April Greiman's "Does It Make Sense?+?
  45. Elizabeth Guffey
  46. Chapter 15
  47. Visual Essay-Indian Copper Objects
  48. Prasad Boradkar
  49. Afterword
  50. Bill Brown
  51. Bibliography
  52. Index