Overlooking the Visual

Overlooking the Visual

by Kathryn Moore
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415308690

ISBN-13: 9780415308694

Pub. Date: 01/15/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Making tangible connections between theory and practice, ideas and form, this book encourages debate about the artistic, conceptual, and cultural significance of the way things look. What are the metaphysical concepts at the heart of design education, theory, and philosophy? Why do we assume that design is impossible to teach?

This book challenges the traditional

Overview

Making tangible connections between theory and practice, ideas and form, this book encourages debate about the artistic, conceptual, and cultural significance of the way things look. What are the metaphysical concepts at the heart of design education, theory, and philosophy? Why do we assume that design is impossible to teach?

This book challenges the traditional foundations of perception and takes an imaginative, radical approach, setting itself apart from the traditions of analytical philosophy, evolutionary psychology, and phenomenology which underpin much of current design theory and discourse. The new definition of perception produces startling consequences for conceptions of language, intelligence, meaning, the senses, emotions and subjectivity. This is an innovative, fresh view on design and how we can improve it for both practitioners and students in the architecture and design fields as well as philosophers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415308694
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/15/2010
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Paul Shepheard Preface 1. Introduction 2. The Sensory Interface and Other Myths and Legends 3. Teaching the Unknowable 4. Aesthetics: The Truth, The Whole Truth and Universal Truth 5. Objectivity Without Neutrality 6. Studied Ignorance 7. Seeing is Believing 8. Theory into Practice. Bibliography

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