Cracking The Whip: Essays On Design And Its Side Effects

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Cracking The Whip: Essays On Design And Its Side Effects

Cracking The Whip: Essays On Design And Its Side Effects

Cracking the Whip is a collection of 69 essays that looks at just about everything in design: clothes, hardware, posters, cars, airports, chairs, lighting, vending machines, cities and bathrooms. They are about how we use design, language and instinct to navigate our everyday world from eating, relating to others, maintaining traditions and advancing our causes. Previously published in distinguished forums ranging from ID Magazine, Print, and Interior Design to The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Nation, Caplan brings to these essays an erudition tempered by clarity, charm and humour.Cracking the Whip is made up of disparate parts that add up to the perfect foundation for the student designer.ReviewA delightful read with deep, insightful comments and witty interludes. --Don Norman, Nielsen Norman Group, and author of Emotional DesignA delightful read with deep, insightful comments and witty interludes. --Don Norman, Nielsen Norman Group, and author of Emotional DesignCaplan clearly loves to think and write about design. This eclectic collection ... is full of keen observations and insights. --Henry Petroski, Duke University, author of Small Things Considered: Why There Is No Perfect DesignCaplan was a design journalist before anyone ... and hes ruined the job for everyone who followed. --Julie Lasky, editor of I.D. magazineCaplans verve and generosity are an antidote to marketing speak; I discovered that a design book can be funny too. --Yves Behar, founder of fuseproject and chair of industrial design at CCARalph Caplan knows designers extremely well. . . . He describes complex ideas in ways even a simple designer can understand. --Stefan Sagmeister, designerCaplan clearly loves to think and write about design. This eclectic collection ... is full of keen observations and insights. --Henry Petroski, Duke University, author of Small Things Considered: Why There Is No Perfect DesignCaplan was a design journalist before anyone ... and hes ruined the job for everyone who followed. --Julie Lasky, editor of I.D. magazineCaplans verve and generosity are an antidote to marketing speak; I discovered that a design book can be funny too. --Yves Behar, founder of fuseproject and chair of industrial design at CCARalph Caplan knows designers extremely well. . . . He describes complex ideas in ways even a simple designer can understand. --Stefan Sagmeister, designerFrom the Inside FlapCracking the Whip is a collection of 63 essays that explore just about everything in design: clothes, hardware, posters, cars, airports, chairs, lighting, vending machines, cities, and bathrooms. They are about how we use design, language, and instinct to navigate our everyday world in eating, relating to others, maintaining traditions, and advancing our causes. Previously published in distinguished forums ranging from I.D. magazine, Print, and Interior Design to the New York Times and The Nation, these essays bring to their diverse subjects Caplans erudition, tempered by clarity, charm, and humor. The disparate parts of Cracking the Whip add up to a holistic examination of design and its impact on the world.About the AuthorRalph Caplan writes about design for both professional and consumer publications, speaks about design to both professional and general audiences, and consults with designers and their clients. His articles have appeared in magazines and journals such as Design Quarterly, Interior Design, The New York Times and House and Garden, and his other books include The Design of Herman Miller and By Design: Why There Are No Locks on the Bathroom Doors in the Hotel Louis XIV and Other Object Lessons. He has a wide-ranging client list that includes the American Institute of Architects, the Center of Advanced Research in Design, the Office of Charles Ray Eames, Herman Miller Inc., IBM, CBS, The Smithsonian Institution, Hallmark Cards and UNESCO. Many design schools, universitie

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AuthorCaplan, Ralph
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Edition1ST
ISBN-101563673908
ISBN-139781563673900
PublisherFairchild Publications
Publication Year2005-09-12

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