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Shape: Talking about Seeing and Doing

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In Shape, George Stiny argues that seeing shapes -- with all their changeability and ambiguity -- is an inexhaustible source of creative ideas. Understanding shapes, he says, is a useful way to understand what is possible in design.

Shapes are devices for visual expression just as symbols are devices for verbal expression. Stiny develops a unified scheme that includes both
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Hardcover, 422 pages
Published April 7th 2006 by MIT Press (MA) (first published 2006)
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See-ming Lee
Picked this up at the Harvard Bookstore while visiting my sister in Boston. It was an interesting read while I had nothing to do up there. Now abandoned after chapter 2. Interesting ideas, but a bit wordy + have no time now.
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