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Design & intuition : structures, interiors & the mind

Author: Cecilia Lewis Kausel
Publisher: Southampton : Wit Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book, the result of thirty years of observation and study, examines the interplay between culture, design, and conscious and unconscious thought processes through the development of design  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cecilia Lewis Kausel
ISBN: 9781845645748 184564574X
OCLC Number: 703205740
Description: 272 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Contents PART I: INTRODUCTORY ESSENTIALS Introduction; Foreword to Part I; The Endurance of Design Against the Odds; The Life of Culture in Design PART II: ANCIENT DESIGN: IMPLEMENTS AND IMPRESSIONS OF THE MIND Foreword to Part II: Ingenuity, Intuition and Myth; Expertise to Impression; The Pantheon's Intuitive Iconography; The Emulation of a Model: The Creation of an Architectural Motif; Supports: A Medium that the Mind Transforms and Shrouds in Mystery; The Intuitive Concave Forms PART III: THE MIDDLE AGES AND THE HUMAN OUTLINE Foreword to Part III; Cognitive Culture and the Ornamental Application of Structures; The Mind's Authority in Design; Vaults and Trefoils PART IV: REPRESENTATION Foreword to Part IV: Function and Image; The Import of Representation; Ornamental Architectural Images in Exterior and Interior Applications; Structural Ornament in Furniture and Crafts; The Place of Architectural Motifs in the Issue of Coating; The Suggestion of Precious Materials; PART V: DESIGN ISSUES OF TODAY AND YESTERDAY Foreword to Part V: Why Culture Decorates; The Authority of an Ancient Structure; The Public's Protectionist Attitudes; Invention, Inspiration and Biomorphic Design; The Illusory Dimension of Categories; Objective Study of Form PART VI: DISCUSSIONS AND CONCLUSIONS Foreword to Part VI: Longings, Creativity and Fulfillment; The Sway of Possibility; Summary: Interpretation and Illusion
Other Titles: Design and intuition
Responsibility: C. Lewis Kausel.


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