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The Philosophy of Design is an creation to the basic philosophical matters raised by means of the modern perform of layout. the 1st booklet to systematically study layout from the point of view of up to date philosophy, it deals a wide point of view, ranging throughout key philosophical parts comparable to aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics and ethics.

The first a part of the publication explores critical concerns concerning the nature of layout and its items, and the rationality of layout tools. A important topic is that Modernist principles, similar to these provided via bogs and Gropius, offer vital responses to those philosophical matters. within the moment a part of the ebook, those Modernist rules function touchstones within the exploration of key matters for layout, together with: where of aesthetics in layout; design?s relation to non-public expression; the which means of functionality; and design?s relation to consumerism. The social accountability of designers, and the influence of layout perform on moral reasoning also are discussed.

Written in an available type, The Philosophy of Design provides a brand new standpoint on layout and a provocative reassessment of the Modernist legacy. it's going to interact scholars and architects with present philosophical debates, aiding them to carry into clearer concentration the which means of latest layout, and its distinct demanding situations and possibilities.

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