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The Nature of Design focuses on the design theory and practice, and presents previously unseen drawings.
"Artists, designers and researchers are increasingly seeking new ways to understand and explore the creative and practical significance of the senses. This ground-breaking book brings art and design into the field of sensory studies for the first time, providing a clear introduction to the field and outlining important developments and...
These essaysexplore the relationship between artistic and technological advances from the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution. Together they provide a broad definition of technology for this period and address the influence of technological shifts on the history of early modern art.
Starting from a close examination of the photograph of Malraux in his salon, art historian Walter Grasskamp takes the reader back to the dawn of this genre of illustrated art book.