June 26, 2009

Artifice and Design

This book discusses the relationship between design aesthetic and technical objects, examining both their function and artistic beauty. Allen analyzes seven bridges, developing his conviction that art and technology must be treated together. This book touches on wide-ranging concepts, from the philosophy of art, design and beauty, the technical aspects of architecture, tools, and building execution, as well as evolutionary biology, psychology, and the history and anthropology of aesthetics and technology. The book concludes that it is wrong to think of art or beauty as subjective, or to think of technology as strictly functional. This book will encourage you to think differently about the design around you.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Artifice and Design: Art and Technology in Human Experience
Barry Allen
N 72 .T4 A46 2008