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Transformation: Basic Principles and Methodology of Design

Roland Knauer

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 208

  • Publisher: Birkhauser

  • Date Published: Dec 2007

  • Stock Code: 60981

  • ISBN: 9783764367619

  • Binding: Hardback

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Bar, surface, body and space are the fundamental elements of the design process. Every form, however complex, may be understood as a variation of them and underlying every concrete design is a design methodology that can be analysed, taught, and learned as a transformation of these four categories.

Taking this theory as its starting point, this book is nothing less than a foundational work for architects, designers and lay people with an interest in cultural history. It details what could be called the un-rivalled grammar of design. With a systematic aim and progressively increasing complexity, it unfolds the creative potential of these categories with succinct texts, uniform drawings, and a broad array of examples from architecture, design and art.

However, the book also occupies an exceptional position as a physical book: the layout makes it especially easy to compare and combine different design steps, and the separate binding of individual groups of pages makes doing so even easier.

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