Beyond the New on the Agency of Things

Text byHella Jongerius, Louise SchouwenbergEditorAngelika Nollert

Paperback | June 19, 2018

Beyond the New on the Agency of Things by Hella Jongerius
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In this engaging new book, design theorist Louise Schouwenberg (born 1954) and designer Hella Jongerius (born 1963) examine the meaning and agency of objects, exploring how things act as mediators between people and the world both in everyday life and in the context of the museum. As technology continues to change these relationships, Schouwenberg and Jongerius thoughtfully consider the agency of our objects.

Questioning the market's obsession with novelty in design, the authors try to develop criteria for recognizing true cultural innovation. What distinguishes novelty for the sake of novelty from something truly new? Designed by the legendary Irma Boom, the book itself is a love letter to creative design.

Title:Beyond the New on the Agency of ThingsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:200 pages, 10 X 7.3 X 0.8 inShipping dimensions:200 pages, 10 X 7.3 X 0.8 inPublished:June 19, 2018Publisher:Koenig BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3960982542

ISBN - 13:9783960982548

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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