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Encountering things : design and theories of things

Author: Leslie Atzmon; Prasad Boradkar
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Atzmon; Prasad Boradkar
ISBN: 9781474293839 1474293832
OCLC Number: 1096473826
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 213 pages, plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Filled with wonder : the enchanting android from cams to algorithms / Betti Marenko --
When objects fail : unconcealing things in design writing and criticism / Peter Hall --
The practically living weight of convenient things / Cameron Tonkinwise --
Big things : the vibrant culture of boomboxes / Prasad Boradkar and Lyle Owerko --
Theorizing the hari kuyō : the ritual disposal of needles in early modern Japan / Christine M.E. Guth --
Nothingness in April Greiman's Does it make sense? / Elizabeth Guffey --
Making thing, things / Nina Rappaport --
Distributing stresses : the development and use of the Eames Dining Chair Metal (DCM) / Michael J. Golec --
What design tells us about objects and things / Giorgio De Michelis --
The modern American telephone as a contested technological thing, 1920-1939 / Jan Hadlaw --
Memory, materiality, and the Montreal Signs Project / Matt Soar --
Connecting things : broadening design to include systems, platforms, and product-service ecologies / Hugh Dubberly --
Designing things as "poor" substitutes / Carl Knappett --
The graphic thing : ambiguity, dysfunction, and excess in designed objects / Phil Jones --
Agency and counteragency of materials : a story of copper / Prasad Boradkar --
Afterword : Encountering design / Bill Brown.
Other Titles: Design and theories of things
Responsibility: edited by Leslie Atzmon and Prasad Boradkar.

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"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."--Bloomsbury Publishing.

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[The] in-depth discussion on the location of material culture (s) in human-thing relationships and thus in society makes the book extremely worth reading. * H-Soz-Kult (Bloomsbury Translation) * This Read more...

 
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