Pre-Specifics: Some Comparatistic Investigations on Research in Design and Art

Pre-Specifics: Some Comparatistic Investigations on Research in Design and Art


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The demand for design competence crosses almost all disciplinary boundaries, making the designers of today particularly ubiquitous in their influence. Pre-Specifics argues that the most promising strategies for the design disciplines of tomorrow can be forecast in the common codes of "virtual relations" shared by material, biological, technological, cognitive and media perspectives. The book features contributions, statements, and conversations with internationally renowned authors such as Greg Lynn, Christopher Peterka, Wolfgang Weingart, Marcel Alexander Niggli, Christian Labonte, Fiona Raby and Anthony Dunne, Christian Doelker, Philipp Sarasin, Raymond Guidot, Eric Zimmerman and Manfred Fassler among others. It is designed by Ludovic Balland, and published with the Institute for Research in Art and Design HGK FHNW in Basel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783905829303
Publisher: JRP Ringier
Publication date: 08/28/2008
Pages: 387
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

"Greg Lynn has been an adjunct associate professor at Columbia University since 1990. He is presently the professor of spatial conception and exploration at the ETH in Zurich, the Davenport Visiting Professor at Yale University, and a studio professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. His office, Greg Lynn FORM, is working in collaborative partnerships with a variety of architects on a range of projects, including a line of international showrooms for PGLIFE.COM; the Cincinnati Country Day School in Cincinnati, Ohio; the Vision Plan for Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey; the Ark of the World Museum in Costa Rica; and the recently completed Korean Presbyterian Church of New York."

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