Effectuating Tactility and Print in the Contemporary
Freek Lomme (Ed.)
After endlessly hearing that the Onomatopee publications had a tactility not often found in current art publications, director Freek Lomme decided to create an exhibition and catalog addressing the issue of printing today. The result was the hugely successful, palm-sized book that was jam-packed with information and ideas on the subject. Quickly sold out this informative book is once again in print. Included are six contemporary artists and eight international academics and authors in the eld of graphic design, materiality, theory, and art, exploring how, in the digital age, our daily interaction with physical materials is greatly altered and how this affects us as humans. Developed in the context of fine book publishing, the project includes in-depth discussions of past printing and reproduction processes, including silkscreen, etching, Risograph, linocut, lithography, and letterpress. Images are limited, but texts are diverse with small reproductions accompanying the art and artist interviews. It is a fresh and rigorous conversation about the process and the art of bookmaking in the twenty-first century.
4 x 6 in. / 192 pp / 40 b&w and 12 color
Retail Price: $20.00
Peter G. Rowe
In 1987, Peter G. Rowe published his pioneering book Design Thinking, in which he interrogated conceptual approaches to design in terms of both process and form. Thirty years later, in a lecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Rowe offered a reappraisal of his earlier work, describing ways in which the capacities of the digital age have changed the way that we perceive and understand creative problem solving in architectural design. In this new account of “design thinking” based on that memorable talk, Rowe charges that ideas about the “precision” and “incompleteness” of information have become exaggerated and made more manifest. He dives into the crucial role of schema theory and the heuristics that flow from it, but concedes that the “ineffable characteristics of design problems and of design thinking also appear to have remained.” The Incidents is the ongoing publication series based on uncommon events at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design from 1936 to tomorrow.
5 ¼ x 8 ¼ in. / 104 pp / 23 b&w
Retail Price: $14.00
HARVARD GRAD. SCHOOL OF DESIGN, MASS.