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Nature & Aesthetics of Design (The)

Pye, David

Paperback with many b&w illustrations Published by A&C Black 1982 reprinted 2007

ISBN 978-0-7136-5286-4

In this brilliant exposition of the many facets of good design, David Pye investigates the scientific nature of function and its tenuous relationship to form. He explores the priority of economy, physical components, and manufacturing technique; and he clarifies the relative utilitarian and aesthetic roles of design.

"The Nature and Aesthetics of Design," establishes a basic theory of design where none existed before. Written in a lucid style and in jargon-free language, it is a healthy correction to critiques of the past century. This is a penetrating, provocative, and utterly stimulating book that everyone should read - for design is everywhere.

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