Novidades bibliográficas da Biblioteca do Campus 3 (ESAD.CR) – outubro 2017
Título: Enchanted objects : innovation, design and the future of technology
Autor: David Rose
We are now standing at the precipice of the next transformative development, a world in which technology becomes more human. Soon, connected technology will be embedded in hundreds of everyday objects we already use: our cars, wallets, watches, umbrellas, even our trash cans. These objects will respond to our needs, come to know us, and even learn to think ahead on our behalf. David Rose calls these devices—which are just beginning to creep into the marketplace—Enchanted Objects.
In Rose’s vision of the future, technology atomizes, combining itself with the objects that make up the very fabric of daily living. Such innovations will be woven into the background of our environment, enhancing human relationships, channeling desires for omniscience, long life, and creative expression. The enchanted objects of fairy tales and science fiction will enter real life.
Groundbreaking, timely, and provocative, Enchanted Objects is a “delightful” (The New York Times) blueprint for a better future, where efficient solutions come hand in hand with technology that delights our senses. It is essential reading for designers, technologists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and anyone who wishes to take a glimpse into the future.
Título: 100 more things every designer needs to know about people
Autor: Susan Weinschenk
Thousands of designers, marketers, and product managers have come to rely on Susan Weinschenk’s original 100 Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People as a “go-to book” for practical advice on how to use the latest findings in psychology and neuroscience to directly inform and improve their designs, brands, and products. Research hasn’t stopped since the book was written, and new design challenges have emerged.
Weinschenk’s new book, 100 MORE Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People applies the latest research in psychology, neuroscience, brain research, and social psychology to the design of technology products, including websites, apps, wearables, and artificial intelligence. Weinschenk combines real science and research citations with practical examples to make her 100 MORE Things engaging, persuasive, easy to read, accessible, and useful. 100 MORE Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People is not just another “design guidelines” book because it explains the WHY behind the guidelines, providing concrete examples and prescriptions that can be easily and instantly applied.
Título: Antropologia da imagem : para uma ciência da imagem
Autor: Hans Belting
Hans Belting considera imagens quer da história da arte quer da era digital, tanto do mundo ocidental como de outras culturas, em suportes clássicos – como a pintura, a escultura, a fotografia e o cinema – e, ainda, imagens como a tatuagem facial, a sombra ou o sonho. A «imagem» propriamente dita, é o que ocorre no encontro entre os «meios» e o «corpo», o lugar vital das imagens. Por um lado, Hans Belting recusa-se a reduzir as imagens ao mero plano da sua incorporação material, por outro, reconhece a importância capital dos distintos meios e processos através dos quais elas se manifestam, no que se inclui o próprio corpo. Belting procede ao estudo de temas tão diversos como a teoria da sombra em Dante e a cultura pós-fotográfica digital; o brasão de armas e a pintura do retrato; a realidade virtual, a imaging science, e os rituais funerários, onde se constata o uso primevo da máscara, meio através do qual o defunto prolonga a sua presença viva no seio da comunidade. O meio fotográfico é uma dessas operações onde ocorre a reencarnação do ausente e se reitera a estranha materialidade do meio, reminiscente do corpo, lugar que, não obstante os actuais meios tecnológicos de armazenamento, retém de maneira anacrónica a memória das imagens. A sobrevivência das imagens, a transmissão cultural e os processos de transformação de significado próprios da imagem, são tratados com penetrantes observações acerca do encontro entre a cultura Ocidental e as culturas nativas das Américas, onde se descreve a experiência de Warburg quando da sua famosa viagem em território índio.
Lévi-Strauss sobre a «máscara» dos Caduvéo, de Macho sobre os «crânios de Jericó», de Leroi-Gourhan sobre a relação entre linguagem e imagem, de Augé sobre os «Não-Lugares», de Foucault sobre as «heterotopias», e, ainda, de Stiegler, de Alliez, de Deleuze, de McLuhan, entre muitos outros, são igualmente convocados neste ensaio essencial.
Título: Design for the real world : human ecology and social change
Autor: Victor Papanek
Translated into 23 languages since it first appeared in 1971, Design for the Real World has become the world’s most widely read book on design and is a required text in many design and architectural schools.
Victor Papanek’s lively and instructive guide shows how design can reduce pollution, overcrowding, starvation, obsolescence and other modern ills. He leads us away from “fetish objects for a wasteful society” toward a new age of morally and environmentally responsible design.
Professor Papanek was a highly distinguished designer, educator, lecturer and writer, widely acknowledged for his visionary ideas on design theory. He was Professor at the School of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Kansas at the time of his death in 1998.
Título: The eco-home design guide : principles and practice for new-build and retrofit
Autor: Christopher Day
Designing an eco home is much more about working with your house’s plce and situation than relying in intrusive technology and hi-tech mateirals. In this book, Christopher Day draws on his extensive experience to explain the key principles of eco-home design, using common-sense methods to create a pleasant, comfortable and healthy home.
Título: Form+Code in design, art and architecture
Autor: Casey Reas
Once the exclusive domain of programmers, code is now being used by a new generation of designers, artists, and architects eager to explore how software can enable innovative ways of generating form and translating ideas. Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture offers an in-depth look at the use of software in a wide range of creative disciplines. This visually stimulating survey introduces readers to over 250 signiﬁcant works and undertakings of the past 60 years in the ﬁelds of ﬁne and applied art, architecture, industrial design, digital fabrication, visual cinema, photography, typography, interactive media, gaming, artiﬁcial intelligence (AI), artiﬁcial life (a-life), and graphic design, including data mapping and visualizations, and all forms of new media and expression.
Título: Joaquim Bravo : Évora, 1935, etc., etc. felicidades (DVD)
Realizador: Jorge Silva Melo
“A pintura é uma arte solitária, pessoal. Todos concordam com isso. Mas ao mesmo tempo, querem que quando ela sai de casa dance o vira com toda a gente. As minhas obras não são amistosas, não piscam o olho, não são bem temperadas. Não quero levar o pequeno-almoço com uma pintura.” Joaquim Bravo.
O percurso singular de Joaquim Bravo (1935-1990), entre Évora, onde tudo começou nos anos 60, e Lagos, onde viria a viver e trabalhar até à morte prematura. Um dos casos mais radicais da arte portuguesa do século XX. Evocado pelos amigos, gente de quem esteve próximo, com quem dialogou, António Palolo, Álvaro Lapa, Miranda Justo, Vera Gonçalves, Cabrita Reis, Xana.
Título: Durante o fim : Rui Chafes (DVD)
Realizador: João Trabulo
Durante o fim é uma viagem ao universo artístico interior e secreto do escultor Rui Chafes. No atelier, território de eleição do artista, percebe-se como tudo acontece: do barulho das máquinas ao silêncio que envolve a concepção e idealização de cada escultura, surgem sons, imagens e vozes de outros tempos. Passa-se do ruído no atelier do artista, provocado pelas máquinas, para o silêncio que acompanha a concepção de todas as suas esculturas, e daí viaja-se pela Alemanha do gótico e do romântico, onde as obras de Tilmann Riemenschneider, Heinrich von Kleist e o génio do cinema russo Andrei Tarkowsky revelam as fontes de inspiração do escultor.
Part of JRP|Ringer’s innovative Documents series, published with Les Presses du Réel and dedicated to critical writings, this publication comprises a unique collection of interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist mapping the development of the curatorial field–from early independent curators in the 1960s and 70s and the experimental institutional programs developed in Europe and the U.S. through the inception of Documenta and the various biennales and fairs–with pioneering curators Anne D’Harnoncourt, Werner Hoffman, Jean Leering, Franz Meyer, Seth Siegelaub, Walter Zanini, Johannes Cladders, Lucy Lippard, Walter Hopps, Pontus Hulten and Harald Szeemann. Speaking of Szeemann on the occasion of this legendary curator’s death in 2005, critic Aaron Schuster summed up, “the image we have of the curator today: the curator-as-artist, a roaming, freelance designer of exhibitions, or in his own witty formulation, a ‘spiritual guest worker’… If artists since Marcel Duchamp have affirmed selection and arrangement as legitimate artistic strategies, was it not simply a matter of time before curatorial practice–itself defined by selection and arrangement–would come to be seen as an art that operates on the field of art itself?”
Título: The geometry of type : the anatomy of 100 essential typefaces
Autor: Stephen Coles
“The Geometry of Type” explores 100 traditional and modern typefaces in loving detail, with a full spread devoted to each entry. Characters from each typeface are enlarged and annotated to reveal key features, anatomical details, and the finer, often-overlooked elements of type design, which shows how these attributes affect mood and readability. Sidebar information lists the designer and foundry, the year of release and the different weights and styles available, while feature boxes explain the origins and best uses for each typeface, such as whether it is suitable for running text or as a display font for headlines. To help the reader spot each typeface in the wider world, the full character set is shown, and the best letters for identification are highlighted. This beautiful and highly practical work of reference for font spotters, designers and users is a close-up celebration of typefaces and great type design.
Título: Sound and music for the theatre : the art and technique of design
Autores: Deena Kaye, James LeBrecht
Covering every phase of a theatrical production, this fourth edition of Sound and Music for the Theatre traces the process of sound design from initial concept through implementation in actual performances. The book discusses the early evolution of sound design and how it supports the play, from researching sources for music and effects, to negotiating a contract. It shows you how to organize the construction of the sound design elements, how the designer functions in a rehearsal, and how to set up and train an operator to run sound equipment. This instructive information is interspersed with ‘war stores’ describing real-life problems with solutions that you can apply in your own work, whether you’re a sound designer, composer, or sound operator.
Título: The nature of design : ecology, culture and human intention
Autor: David W. Orr
The environmental movement has often been accused of being overly negative–trying to stop “progress.” The Nature of Design, on the other hand, is about starting things, specifically an ecological design revolution that changes how we provide food, shelter, energy, materials, and livelihood, and how we deal with waste.
Ecological design is an emerging field that aims to recalibrate what humans do in the world according to how the world works as a biophysical system. Design in this sense is a large concept having to do as much with politics and ethics as with buildings and technology.
The book begins by describing the scope of design, comparing it to the Enlightenment of the 18th century. Subsequent chapters describe barriers to a design revolution inherent in our misuse of language, the clockspeed of technological society, and shortsighted politics. Orr goes on to describe the critical role educational institutions might play in fostering design intelligence and what he calls “a higher order of heroism”.
Appropriately, the book ends on themes of charity, wilderness, and the rights of children. Astute yet broadly appealing, The Nature of Design combines theory, practicality, and a call to action.