Forthcoming: The Confusion between Art and Design by Tsion Avital
In this provocative monograph, Tsion Avital draws a fine line between art and design. Using nearly one hundred distinctions, contradistinctions and comparisons between art and design, Prof. Avital lays bare their differences. A new and coherent conceptual framework is proposed to distinguish them. This is a new kind of book: a heavily illustrated philosophical book useful for visual thinkers tasked with solving real-world problems. Radically original, analytically deep, and yet accessible, this book holds important lessons for all modern artists, designers, architects, critics and philosophers of art.
"...Even though the study of art and of design are theoretical, Dr. Avital has come closer than anyone to approaching them as if they were empirical. His clear and rigorous parsing of the issues in The Confusion Between Art and Design dares disagreement and will do much toward concluding the argument."
Prof. Mel Byars, Design Historian,
author of The Design Encyclopedia
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