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Design philosophy is becoming increasingly important as the nature of design practice and design education change. The Design Philosophy Reader presents and explains the recent emergence of design philosophy, illustrates the main concerns of design philosophy and demonstrates why design philosophy has emerged in recent years, why it is needed, what it can do, how it can be done and where it is going.
Comprised of an eight thematic sections, each with a short introduction, to contextualise theory and highlight its implications, and annotated bibliographies, the reader presents both an argument for the need for design philosophy and an overview of its emergence. With texts ranging from writing on design that is informed by philosophy; philosophically informed writing on culture, relevant to the thinking of design; ancient and contemporary philosophy that directly, or by implication, addresses design; and exegesis and commentary on philosophical texts relevant to design.

About the Author

Anne-Marie Willis is a design writer, editor and educator. She is currently professor of Design Theory at the German University in Cairo, Egypt.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Anne-Marie Willis

PART I: THE ESSENCE OF DESIGN
Introduction
1. Design as an Ontological Question, Tony Fry
2. The Designer's Way of Seeing, Vilem Flusser
3. Art, Design, Architecture, Mark Wigley
4. A Cautious Prometheus? A Few Steps Toward a Philosophy of Design, Bruno Latour
5. The Depth of Design, Albert Borgmann
Guide to Further Reading

PART II: BEING IN A DESIGNED WORLD
Introduction
6. Understanding, Ontology, Thrownness and Readiness-to-hand, Terry Winograd and Fernando Flores
7. Throwing Like a Girl: A Phenomenology of Feminine Body Comportment, Motility, and Spatiality, Iris M. Young
8. Body Consciousness: A Philosophy of Mindfulness and Somaesthetics, Richard Shusterman
9. The Thing, Martin Heidegger
10. Is Design Finished? Dematerialisation and Changing Things, Cameron Tonkinwise *
11. Technicity and Publicness: Steps towards an Urban Space, Stephen Read
Guide to Further Reading

PART III: THE ETHOS OF DESIGN
Introduction
12. Artefacts: the Making Sentient of the External World, Elaine Scarry
13. The Object of Life, Aristotle
14. Ethics by Design or the Ethos of Things, Cameron Tonkinwise *
15. Ethics & Design Education, Susan Stewart & Jacqueline Lorber-Kasunic
16. Ethics in the Making, Bodil Jönsson et al *
Guide to Further Reading

PART IV: DESIGN AS PRACTICE: THINKING, ACTING, MAKING
Introduction
17. Is Design Mysterious? Richard Coyne and Adrian Snodgrass
18. Structures, Habitus and Practices, Pierre Bourdieu
19. Practical Wisdom, Aristotle
20. An Art of Thinking: Kant, Michel de Certeau
21. The Complication of Praxis, William McNeill
22. The Existential Self as Locus of Sustainability in Design, Philippe d'Anjou
Guide to Further Reading

PART V: WHAT TECHNOLOGY DESIGNS
Introduction
23. Technology: Instrumental Metaphor and Cybernetic System, Adrian Snodgrass
24. The Question Concerning Technology, Martin Heidegger
25. Rapt in Technology, Aidan Davison
26. The Finite Framework of Language, Michael Heim
27. The Industrialisation of Memory, Bernard Stiegler
28. Technology and Weakness of the Will, Carl Mitcham
Guide to Further Reading

PART VI: DESIGNED APPEARANCES: AESTHETICS, KNOWLEDGE, SPECTACLE
Introduction
29. Age of the World Picture, Martin Heidegger
30. Switchings, Tony Fry
31. The Concept of Imagination, Theodor Adorno
32. The Mass Ornament, D.N. Rodowick
33. The Ideological Genesis of Needs, Jean Baudrillard
34. The Surface of Design, Jacques Ranciere
Guide to Further Reading

PART VII: DESIGN, CULTURE AND OTHERNESS
Introduction
35. Betwixt Design's Others, Tony Fry
36. Design and the Question of Eurocentricity, Samer Akkach *
37. The Force of Form, the Effect of Genre, Francois Jullien
38. Why Not an Alphabet? Lothar Ledderose
39. Heidegger and Zen Buddhism, Fred Dallmayr
40. The Tao and the Logos: Notes on Derrida's Critique of Logocentrism, Zhang Longx
Guide to Further Reading

PART VIII. RELATIONALITY, CATEGORIES AND DISRUPTIONS
Introduction
41. Autopoiesis and Cognition: The Realization of the Living, D. Redel
42. Neuma, Anima and Animation, Tony Fry
43. Spinoza and Us, Gilles Deleuze
44. Kronophobia, Bernd Magnu

Guide to Further Reading
Bibliography
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780857853493
Author:
Willis, Anne-marie
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Author:
Willis, Anne-Marie
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20160531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
None
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.68504 x 7.44094 in 1 lb

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