Review of Lars Spuybroek, The Sympathy of Things: Ruskin and the Ecology of Design. 2nd revised and expanded edition (Bloomsbury, ). “We have to find our way back to beauty,” writes Lars Spuybroek in the introduction to The Sympathy of Things. In this book Spuybroek argues. In “The Sympathy of Things,” Lars Spuybroek argues that we must “undo” the twentieth century–the age in which the eighteenth-century ideal of the Sublime ( the.

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Sara Ezz-elarab added it May 23, The Sympathy of Things is energetic, well written and full of examples. Linking philosophy, design, and the digital, with art history, architecture, and craft, Spuybroek explores the romantic notion of ‘sympathy’, a core concept in Ruskin’s aesthetics, re-evaluating it as the driving force of the twenty-first century aesthetic experience.

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The Sympathy of Things: Ruskin and the Ecology of Design

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Neil rated it liked it Mar 08, Zayad Motlib added it Dec 29, Search only in current section. This book is undoubtedly a rich and original source of ideas for anyone across the many disciplines that increasingly care about materiality in the past, present or future.

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Guys, Anyone knows where can I get a copy of this book? Spuybroeck shows how Ruskin’s aesthetic actually workscutting through clouds of vagueness to get at a wonderfully algorithmic, procedural tactics with limpid clarity.

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Fairly simple behavior by individual members resulting in complex and irreducible collective behavior is a form of computation, which finds its most fundamental form in the digital, though not necessarily lzrs. Open Preview See a Problem? Eleni marked it as to-read Dec 05, Bronwyn marked it as to-read Jun 08, Rae rated it it was amazing Mar 29, A book by Ruben Jacobs on authenticity, the position of the artist, and the creative industries.

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Henry Melki rated it it was amazing Oct 05, Lars Spuybroek makes the case that aesthetics is first philosophy, and proposes a radical new aesthetics for the digital age.

To ask other readers questions about The Sympathy of Thingsplease sign up. Wenbo rated it really liked it Apr 28, Spuybroek returns to the insights of the great nineteenth-century art writer John Ruskin, for whom beauty always comprises variation, imperfection In “The Sympathy of Things,” Lars Spuybroek argues that we must “undo” the twentieth century–the age in which the eighteenth-century ideal of the Sublime the aspiration towards overwhelming awe became a technological reality.

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