By Vilém Flusser
Contributor note: Martin Pawley (Introduction)
Publish yr note: First released 1993
This booklet provides for the 1st time in English an array of essays on layout by way of the seminal media critic and thinker Vilém Flusser. It places ahead the view that our destiny depends upon layout. In a sequence of insightful essays on such traditional "things" as wheels, carpets, pots, umbrellas and tents, Flusser emphasizes the interrelationships among paintings and technology, theology and know-how, and archaeology and structure.
Just as formal creativity has produced either guns of destruction and nice artistic endeavors, Flusser believed that the form of items (and the designs in the back of them) represents either a possibility and a chance for designers of the long run.