Philipp Zitzlsperger

Das Design-Dilemma zwischen Kunst und Problemlösung

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Date of publication May 2021

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Philipp Zitzlsperger
Das Design-Dilemma zwischen Kunst und Problemlösung

Text(s) by Philipp Zitzlsperger, graphic design by Neil Holt


2021. 432 pp., 40 ills.


14.00 x 21.00 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-4863-6

Design Reconsidered

The relationship between art and design has always been the subject of controversial discussion, not just since the Arts and Crafts movement began. The relationship between the two genres can look back on a long history of different positions, approaches, and new distinctions. A change in perspective is therefore urgently required. Zitzelsperger’s argumentation is a historical one that traces the points where art and design meet or repel each other from the Renaissance onward. Zitzelsperger locates the decisive turning point toward the end of the nineteenth century, when design became closely connected to the newly emerging philosophy of American pragmatism. Beyond ontology and the aesthetics of production, the author brings to light a new horizon that is open to the intentions underlying design and its practical realization.

PHILIPP ZITZLSPERGER (*1965) is Professor of Image Science and Dean of Research at the Design Department of the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences and a private lecturer at the Institute of Art and Image History at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

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