product description page

Are We Human? : Notes on an Archaeology of Design (Paperback) (Beatriz Colomina & Mark Wigley)

Are We Human? : Notes on an Archaeology of Design (Paperback) (Beatriz Colomina & Mark Wigley) - image 1 of 1
$13.59
MSRPReg: $20.00 Save $6.41 (32% off)

about this item

The question Are We Human? is both urgent and ancient. Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley offer a multilayered exploration of the intimate relationship between human and design and rethink the philosophy of design in a multi-dimensional exploration from the very first tools and ornaments to the constant buzz of social media. The average day involves the experience of thousands of layers of design that reach to outside space but also reach deep into our bodies and brains. Even the planet itself has been completely encrusted by design as a geological layer. There is no longer an outside to the world of design. Colomina’s and Wigley’s field notes offer an archaeology of the way design has gone viral and is now bigger than the world. They range across the last few hundred thousand years and the last few seconds to scrutinize the uniquely plastic relation between brain and artifact. A vivid portrait emerges. Design is what makes the human. It becomes the way humans ask questions and thereby continuously redesign themselves.
Number of Pages: 285.0
Genre: Art, Architecture
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Beatriz Colomina & Mark Wigley
Language: English
Street Date: January 15, 2017
TCIN: 52042054
UPC: 9783037785119
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-1505

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.