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.
Diagrammatic Writing is a poetic demonstration of the capacity of format to produce meaning. The articulation of the codex, as a space of semantically generative relations, has rarely (if ever) been subject to so highly focused and detailed a study. The text and graphical presentation are fully integrated, co-dependent, and mutually self-reflexive. This small book work should be of interest to writers, bibliographers, designers, conceptual artists, and anyone interested in the meta-language of diagrammatic thought in graphic form.
5 ½ x 8 ½ in. / 32 pp / Text only
Retail Price: $18.00