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The Senses Ellen Lupton, Andrea Lipps

The Senses

Design Beyond Vision

Andrea Lipps Ellen Lupton

Details: Hardcover
Size: 6.5 X 8.5 IN
Pages: 224
Publication Date: 05/15/2018
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781616897109

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A powerful reminder to anyone who thinks design is primarily a visual pursuit, The Senses accompanies a major exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum that explores how space, materials, sound, and light affect the mind and body. Learn how contemporary designers, including Petra Blaisse, Bruce Mau, Malin+Goetz and many others, engage sensory experience. Multisensory design can solve problems and enhance life for everyone, including those with sensory disabilities. Featuring thematic essays on topics ranging from design for the table to tactile graphics, tactile sound, and visualizing the senses, this book is a call to action for multisensory design practice. The Senses: Design Beyond Vision is mandatory reading for students and professionals working in diverse fields, including products, interiors, graphics, interaction, sound, animation, and data visualization, or anyone seeking the widest possible understanding of design. The book, designed by David Genco with Ellen Lupton, is edited by Lupton and curator Andrea Lipps. Includes essays by Lupton, Lipps, Christopher Brosius, Hansel Bauman, Karen Kraskow, Binglei Yan, and Simon Kinnear.

Ellen Lupton is curator of contemporary design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City and director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. An author of numerous books and articles on design, she is a public-minded critic, frequent lecturer, and AIGA Gold Medalist.

Editorial Reviews

Design Issues

[The Senses] explores the way space, materials, sound, and light affect the mind and body. Meticulously designed in nineteen sections with a rich variety of examples from contemporary designers, the book is a combination of manifestos that propose concepts for enhancing societal life, particularly for those with sensory disabilities.

Fast Company

As we talk more about creating design that ignites the senses, this book served as an inspiration and reminder on how much more space we have to explore.