Design Your Life: The Pleasures and Perils of Everyday Things Paperback – 2 Jun 2009
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"Design your life is an utter pleasure, like a delicious tray of warm brownies that also happen to be nutritious. I've never encountered a book about design so smart and fun and unpretentious and easy to love." - Kurt Andersen, author of Heyday And Turn Of The Century." --Kurt Anderson
About the Author
ELLEN LUPTON is curator of contemporary design at the Cooper- Hewitt Museum and director of the MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art. She is the author of "Thinking with Type "and "D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself." JULIA LUPTON teaches at the University of California, Irvine and is co-chair of the Design Alliance. She is the author of several books on Shakespeare and co-authored "D.I.Y. Kids "with her sister Ellen.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
If you read this book, you will have a series of great "Aha!" moments as you gain a deeper understanding of how the design of your environment and the items you use influence and effect your behavior.
There is also a confortable amount of how-to and d.i.y. info to balance the humorous and historical.
As you read it you will feel your own ideas begin to spring forward. You will also think of people for whom it would be a perfect gift. Give it a try.
Diana Pavlac Glyer, author of BANDERSNATCH: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings
construct, imagine, chat, reconfigure, connect. Both voices in this book
encourage us to open a conversation with them -- visually, verbally -- and with our multiple selves, with the people in our lives, with designers who
offer us opportunities to re-think the way we live now. A treat for
ourselves and for anybody we might want in our lives.