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The Sympathy of Things: Ruskin and the Ecology of Design.
Spuybroek, Lars.
The Sympathy of Things: Ruskin and the Ecology of Design.
Lars Spuybroek argues that we must "undo" the twentieth century--the age in which the eighteenth-century ideal of the Sublime (the aspiration towards overwhelming awe) became a technological reality. Spuybroek returns to the insights of 19th century art writer John Ruskin, for whom beauty always comprises variation, imperfection and fragility. Spuybroek argues that these three concepts not only define relations between humans and their designed products but between all things. Spuybroek then compares five twinned themes in Ruskin--the Gothic and work, ornament and matter, sympathy and abstraction, the picturesque and time, ecology and design--with later philosophers and theorists such as William James and Bruno Latour.

Category: Architecture, History & Theory
Binding: Pap.
Pages: 400 pp
Publisher: NAI Publishers.
Year: 2012.
Publication Place: Rotterdam,
ISBN: 9789056628277
Book Id: 91164

Price: $45.00
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