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BOOKS ON DESIGN THEORY, AESTHETICS AND HISTORY

PUBLISHER
Set Margins' Publications

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Paperback, 5 x 8 in. / 352 pgs / 75 bw.

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Catalog: SPRING 2024 p. 119   

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ISBN 9789083350134 TRADE
List Price: $25.00 CDN $37.50

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What Design Canít Do

Essays on Design and Disillusion

By Silvio Lorusso.

What Design Canít Do

A witty, tongue-in-cheek discussion of designís potentials and pitfalls

In focusing on creating preferable conditions, the discipline of design is optimistic by default. And yet, vernacular manifestations of skepticism, dissatisfaction and even resentment toward design abound. Instead of systematically discarding them, can these "sad passions" shed a valuable light on the blind spots of the field? Can disillusion be something more than disillusionment? Can it become an emotional method to unveil designís dysfunctions and contradictions?
Author Silvio Lorusso looks into historical and present manifestations of design disillusion to shorten the gap between expectations and reality when it comes to the everyday practice of designers. Using humorous and irreverent visuals, often containing jokes about design, Lorusso constructs thoughtful dichotomies on such topics as synthesis and autonomy, power and impotence, and aspirations and compromise. The result is an amusing yet academic consideration of the design profession and its future.
Silvio Lorusso (born 1985) is the author of Entreprecariat: Everyone Is an Entrepreneur. Nobody Is Safe. He holds a PhD in Design Sciences from the Iuav University of Venice, and is an assistant professor and vice-director of the Center for Other Worlds at the Lusůfona University in Lisbon.


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What Design Canít Do

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/24/2024

Bungee Space presents Set Marginsí 6-Book Launch and Get Together

Bungee Space presents Set Marginsí 6-Book Launch and Get Together

Wednesday, April 24, from 6:30Ė8:30 PM, Lower East Side select shop Bungee Space hosts buoyantly critical Dutch publisher Set Marginsí for the group launch of six new titles. Join us for short author talks and a general celebration of like open minds!
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