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In a series of insightful essays on such ordinary “things” as wheels, and great works of art, Flusser believed that the shape of things (and the. Shape of Things has ratings and 5 reviews. Philippe said: This slender booklet is a collection of short, late essays by the cosmopolitan thinker Vile. The book Shape of Things: A Philosophy of Design, Vilem Flusser is published by Reaktion Books.

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Mar 23, Karla Huebner added it Shelves: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? In a series of insightful short essays, touching on a wide range of subjects – industrial ethics; Jannis Kallinikos Limited preview – Introduction by Hubertus Von Amelunxen. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

His argument is characterized by unexpected twists, linking the mundane to the exotic, relying often on clever etymological and linguistic reasoning. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. You may purchase this title at these fine bookstores. A Philosophy of Design, and: Just as formal creativity has shapw both weapons of destruction and great works of art, Flusser believed that the shape of things and the designs behind them represents both a threat and an opportunity for designers of the future.


The style is terse, at times to the point of abruptness.

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Shape of Things: A Philosophy of Design

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Towards a Philosophy of Photography. By this, or pretty much any other definition, Flusser is an essayist, a writer of short, provocative, probing, but also lucid, memorable and elegant works.

Becoming Human was never realized, despite the fact that it appears in several lists of Flusser’s translated work.

Writing in German, Portuguese, and French, Flusser remained unpublished in English during his lifetime. A Philosophy of Design. Garage Library is closed from December 30 to January 6.

Don’t have a Kindle? About the Author Vilem Flusser was born in Prague in This is what makes it attractive” Writingsp. Billy Dean rated it it was amazing Mar 16, To ask other readers questions about Shape of Thingsplease sign up. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Customers elsewhere should visit the UK website of Reaktion Books. sape

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. However, it must not itself influence the particular approach. Selected pages Title Page. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Contact Contact Us Help. Ponis rated it it was amazing Nov 26, Read more Read less. Trofim Popov rated it really liked it Jun 24, Although “The Shape of Things” is a slim booklet, it is very difficult to do justice to Flusser’s ideas in the space of thungs short review.

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An interesting, ambiguous reciprocal dependency sets in: The Ethics of Industrial Design? What happens when human beings morph from being productive, shape-giving artisans to abstract calculators, pressing keys on a keyboard, when our existential concerns shift from things to information?

Goodreads is the sgape largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. After emigrating to Brazil and then to France, he embarked shaoe an influential career as a lecturer and writer on language, design, and communication. There are no references to other thinkers or to secondary literature. He lived for a long period in Brazil and later in France, and his works are written in several different languages.