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Encountering things : design and theories of things

Leslie Atzmon (Editor), Prasad Boradkar (Editor)
Encountering Things brings together leading design scholars to explore the relationship between thing theory and design, exploring production processes and offering an engaging, theoretical perspective about the social and cultural lives of objects. Focusing on the themes of process and product, the contributors investigate the productive interplay between the activity of design and the objects that design uses and produces. Chapters span the design disciplines and essays examine the processes by which objects, things, and artifacts are made; the lives of design objects; and things in their cultural contexts. Theoretical discussion is encouraged by in-depth case studies of things themselves. Each chapter includes an informational sidebar per essay and a useful glossary of key terms
Print Book, English, 2017
Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, London, 2017
xv, 218 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
9780857855640, 9780857857828, 9780857856548, 9780857856012, 0857855646, 0857857827, 0857856545, 0857856014
Filled with wonder : the enchanting android from cams to algorithms / Betti Marenko
When objects fail : unconcealing things in design writing and criticism / Peter Hall
The practically living weight of convenient things / Cameron Tonkinwise
Big things : the vibrant culture of boomboxes / Prasad Boradkar and Lyle Owerko
Theorizing the hari kuyō : the ritual disposal of needles in early modern Japan / Christine M.E. Guth
Nothingness in April Greiman's Does it make sense? / Elizabeth Guffey
Making thing, things / Nina Rappaport
Distributing stresses : the development and use of the Eames Dining Chair Metal (DCM) / Michael J. Golec
What design tells us about objects and things / Giorgio De Michelis
The modern American telephone as a contested technological thing, 1920-1939 / Jan Hadlaw
Memory, materiality, and the Montreal Signs Project / Matt Soar
Connecting things : broadening design to include systems, platforms, and product-service ecologies / Hugh Dubberly
Designing things as "poor" substitutes / Carl Knappett
The graphic thing : ambiguity, dysfunction, and excess in designed objects / Phil Jones
Agency and counteragency of materials : a story of copper / Prasad Boradkar
Afterword : Encountering design / Bill Brown