Rethinking Design: On Configuration (Paperback)

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Rethinking Design: On Configuration (Paperback)


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In these four volumes, leading design thinker Clive Dilnot addresses key issues for our understanding of design and its place in the world. The individual volumes deal respectively with history, configuration, ethics and knowledge.

On Configuration opens with a discussion of configuration as the essential 'moment' of design work. Dilnot examines what is particular to designed configurations, differentiating them from technological arrangement and exploring the presence in design of the negotiation between in-commensurable demands. This theoretical discussion is explored through an extended case-study of the famous London Underground diagram. He moves on to address the poetics and speculative structure of configuration, the interior structure of artifacts, the ethical truth of design and the concept of situated ethics.

This is an important update of one of Dilnot's seminal theoretical works, and it should be of interest to all design scholars and practitioners.
Clive Dilnot is Professor of Design Studies at Parsons the New School for Design, New York. His publications include Design and the Question of History (Bloomsbury 2014) and A John Heskett Reader (Bloomsbury 2016).
Product Details ISBN: 9781474297059
ISBN-10: 1474297056
Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English