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Design as Art: Bruno Munari (Penguin Modern Classics)

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con un libro in cui c'è tutto: il sublime e il prosaico, il colpo di genio dell'ispirazione e la ripetitività del metodo, il volo pindarico e la pratica. First edition in English of legendary designer Bruno Munari's manifesto on the importance of design, a Pelican Original. What I found was one of the most brilliant explanations of the merit of industrial, graphic, and architectural design I have cole across yet. są lekkie, można je więc bez problemu przestawiać, a jeżeli jakiś wyjątkowo nieuważny przybysz pobrudzi lub uszkodzi tego typu „mur”, da się go z łatwością i za niewielkie pieniądze wymienić. Za typograficzną stronę wydania odpowiedzialny jest, jak informuje mnie stopka, Germano Facetti, Włoch, pracujący dla Penguin Books w latach 1962-1971.

About half of this book is excellent and insightful design theory, which I found compelling and inspiring as a designer myself. Bruno Munari was among the most inspirational designers of all time, described by Picasso as ‘the new Leonardo’.You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. But it was originally published in 1966 and so the type is quite densely crammed in making the wisdom within less accessible to the casual reader.

Bez odpowiedzi i komentarza zostawię za to pytanie, dlaczego lampa zaprojektowana przez Munariego z nylonu i stalowych obręczy w najtańszej wersji kosztuje ponad pięćset dolarów. Skórka pomarańczy jest bardziej mięsista, niż kiedykolwiek, groszek sprawia problemy nieprzewidywalnością zawartości opakowania, a róża to pozbawiony funkcji przerost formy nad treścią. What I appreciated about the essays, is that there are global references, about art and design in other countries, which is nice to have context about, as a creative person.La edición no es la mejor por el tamaño de la letra y el material usado, que parece que se van a soltar las páginas en algún momento. I'm not sure if this was intended for a Western audience, but some of the cultural issues he has with bamboo just aren't that relevant or generalizable to other aspects of design.

As someone learning 3D and 2D visual art and design and who specializes in science illustration there just isn't that much interest here. I approached Munari's book with high expectations (since it's so highly rated), but ultimately found little of interest to latch on to. Though he gets a little high on his horse at times, Munari's thoughts on art as a trade are very cool, and offer an interesting exploration on the relationship between skill and practical function.

All of this said, most of the essays are light and accessible, but not as interesting, brave or complex as say John Berger's or Susan Sontag's essays on art. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. If you enjoyed Design as Art, you might like John Berger’s Ways of Seeing, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. Maybe this is the stride of a designer, to simply identify consumer interests and provide a sellable solution, but there's just no self-awareness or detail to this here.

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