A Few Small Details: Essays on Design and Other Excursions
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It is fun, contemplative Peter Jon Pearce Steve Diskin is an architect, industrial designer, artist, musician, writer, and design educator. Individuals interested in design should read this book. It is fun, contemplative, and, at times, remarkably serious. As a citizen of the world, Diskin brings compelling insights and colorful descriptions to his topics. Some of the chapters are a bit obscure but most are well written and loaded with keen observations. I very much enjoyed reading this thoughtful book.
From 2010-2014, he was chairman of industrial design at Pratt Institute in New York. He began his professional career as an architect with the firm of Kenzo Tange in Tokyo and then with the design of the HELIX clock (now in the permanent collection of National Design Museum in New York). Steve Diskin was a Visiting Professor at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague and als
From 2010-2014, he was chairman of industrial design at Pratt Institute in New York. Steve Diskin was a Visiting Professor at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague and also held a similar position at the University of Ljubljana, Academy of Fine Art and Design. He has lectured extensively at a number of institutions, notably in Argentina, Switzerland, Germany, France, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Poland and Turkey. He is now living and working in Los Angeles. In April 2008, Steve Diskin completed his PhD in Architecture at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland with his dissertation on technology and urban design. His dual background in industrial design and architecture complemented his 13-year tenure at Art Center College of De
Academic, esoteric, amusing and on occasion profound, this book is a collection of lectures, conference presentations, essays and published articles by an author who has lived by design, as a professor and professional, and as a traveler to many countries on the globe. A Few Small Details is anything but small and few, and in a way is not at all about details either, but more about the big picture of life and design. If there is any purpose to this book, it is to acknowledge the value of ideas, big and small, that inform the creative process. Hopefully, it is also an inspiration to students, teachers, designers and writers, as well as thanks and a wink to all of the colorful characters whose existence in the author's life have somehow influenced these excursions.