Arranging Things: A Rhetoric of Object Placement by Leonard Koren
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Berkeley. Stone Bridge Press. 2003. Softbound w. pictorial art cover by Nathalie Du Plasquier. Book Condition: As new. 127pp. (ill. in colour & b/w).
Just as his classic bestseller Wabi-Sabi explored the quintessential Japanese aesthetic, Arranging Things uncovers the underlying principles that govern how Western designers arrange things in three-dimensional compositions. Inspired by Greek and Roman notions of rhetoric—the ancient art of argument and delivery—Koren elucidates the elements of arranging rhetoric that all designers instinctively use in everything from floral compositions to interior decorating. Not a how-to but a manifesto of theory and insight, this book will change the way you see, and arrange, your world. Illustrated throughout by Nathalie Du Plasquier, of the Memphis design movement.