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The Philosophy of Design is an creation to the elemental philosophical concerns raised via the modern perform of layout. the 1st publication to systematically learn layout from the viewpoint of latest philosophy, it deals a extensive point of view, ranging throughout key philosophical components reminiscent of aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics and ethics.

The first a part of the publication explores primary matters concerning the nature of layout and its items, and the rationality of layout equipment. A primary topic is that Modernist rules, corresponding to these provided via bathrooms and Gropius, supply very important responses to those philosophical matters. within the moment a part of the booklet, those Modernist rules function touchstones within the exploration of key concerns for layout, together with: where of aesthetics in layout; design?s relation to non-public expression; the that means of functionality; and design?s relation to consumerism. The social accountability of designers, and the effect of layout perform on moral reasoning also are discussed.

Written in an available variety, The Philosophy of Design offers a brand new point of view on layout and a provocative reassessment of the Modernist legacy. it is going to interact scholars and architects with present philosophical debates, assisting them to convey into clearer concentration the which means of up to date layout, and its designated demanding situations and possibilities.

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