Design Theory II


An extended inquiry into influential viewpoints in Design Theory. Guided diligently and with thoughtfulness and thoroughness, alongside open class discussions, by Dr. Invar-Torre Hollaus.



Elliot W. Eisner "The Role of the Arts in Transforming Consciousness"

Robin Kinross "Modern Typography" and "Swiss Typography"

Gui Bonsiepe "Design and Democracy"

Mark Wigley "Whatever Happened to Total Design ?"

Odilon Redon at the Beyeler

Nigel Cross "Designerly Ways of Knowing"

Christopher Frayling "Research in Art and Design"

James Elkins "On Pictures and the Words that Fail them"

SfG Poster Collection

James Elkins "The Concept of Visual Literacy and its Limitations"

W.J.T. Mitchell "Visual Literacy or Literary Visualcy?"

Paul Chan at Schaulager

Jae Emerling "Photography - History and Theory"

Roland Barthes "The Rhetoric of the Image"

Walter Benjamin "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction"

Abigail Solomon-Godeau "Photography at the Dock"

Gerhard Richter at the Beyeler

Konstantin Grcic "The Grid in Art and Design" at the Vitra


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