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Design and truth

Author: Robert Grudin
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert Grudin explores the role of design in our daily lives, focusing especially on how political & economic powers impress themselves on us through the built environment.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Grudin
ISBN: 9780300161403 0300161409 9780300171310 0300171315
OCLC Number: 449854915
Description: 216 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Homage to Rikyu: design, truth, and power. Sen no Rikyu and the paradox of innovation --
Good design tells the truth --
What design and truth say about each other --
Design as tragedy: the rise and fall of the Twin Towers --
Edsel's law: how bad design happens --
Designs of darkness --
Face to face with design --
pt. 2. Homage to Vasari: design, knowledge, and energy. Giorgio Vasari and the permutations of design --
The lady in the picture: design and revelation in Renaissance art --
In Jefferson's footsteps: modes of self-design --
Jefferson's gravestone: metaphorical extensions of design --
Liberty as a knowledge design --
Corporate redesign and the business of knowledge --
Designing time --
The design of private knowledge --
Epilogue. Designing truth.
Responsibility: Robert Grudin.

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