poniedziałek, 31 stycznia 2011

Kenya Hara

Jedna z najpiększniejszych książek, jakie się ukazały ostatnio?

spis treści:
# - Re-Design – Daily Products of The 20th Century
# - Haptic – Awakening the Senses
# - Senseware – Medium That Intrigues Man
# - White
# - Muji – Nothing, Yet Everything
# - Viewing The World From The Tip of Asia
# - Exformation – A New Information Format
# - What is Design?

Another chapter is devoted to "White." Here "the contrast of white on white" (a Step out the front door like a ghost into the fog
Where no one notices the contrast of white on white
And in between the moon and you the angels get a better view
Of the crumbling difference between wrong and right...
) is explored through the medium of design.

There is a chapter devoted to haptic art in which tactile, olfactory and other sensations are evoked by the artists. There is a logo drawn with cultured mold fungus, for example, and a gel doorknob like the hand of a cartoon character.

One of Hara's themes is the functionality of space. Space in a book is represented as white. The white exists like something ethereal and yet is as concrete as stone. Hara says we must "discover" white. He admits to being a bit tired of color. It splashes everywhere. It is so easy in the modern world to make color. Perhaps it is too easy. Perhaps it is overdone. of the white of Middle Eastern dress and how it reflects the light and cools the body. And yes, white is a color, as Hara explains, but also the absence of color. But more than anything, Hara says, "white is a design concept."

niedziela, 23 stycznia 2011


tekst Krystyna Krahelska