Thinking Design Through Literature

1st Edition

Susan Yelavich

Published August 23, 2019
Reference - 346 Pages - 82 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781138712560 - CAT# Y324700
Series: Routledge Research in Design Studies


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This book deploys literature to explore the social lives of objects and places. The first book of its kind, it embraces things as diverse as escalators, coins, skyscrapers, pottery, radios, and robots, and encompasses places as various as home, country, cities, streets, and parks. Here, fiction, poetry, and literary non-fiction are mined for stories of design, which are paired with images of contemporary architecture and design. Through the work of authors such as César Aires, Nicholson Baker, Lydia Davis, Orhan Pamuk, and Virginia Woolf, this book shows the enormous influence that places and things exert in the world.

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