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Review of Lars Spuybroek, The Sympathy of Things: Ruskin and the Ecology of Design. 2nd revised and expanded edition (Bloomsbury, ). “We have to find our way back to beauty,” writes Lars Spuybroek in the introduction to The Sympathy of Things. In this book Spuybroek argues. In “The Sympathy of Things,” Lars Spuybroek argues that we must “undo” the twentieth century–the age in which the eighteenth-century ideal of the Sublime ( the.

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He wrests each of these themes from the Victorian era and compares them with the related ideas of later aestheticians and philosophers like William James and Bruno Latour. Sarah marked it as to-read Jun 03, Refresh and try again.

The Sympathy of Things

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A book by Ruben Jacobs on authenticity, the position of the artist, and the creative industries. Hana marked it as to-read Jan 12, Menno rated it really liked it Dec 09, Ruskin and the Ecology of Design by Lars Spuybroek.


John Ruskin GB was the leading art critic of the Victorian era. I have never before come across a book so brimming with insight, written with such feeling, and so keenly in touch with life. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Wichit Horyingsawad rated it really liked it Mar 20, Elaine Nelson marked it as to-read Jun 27, Interview Lars Spuybroek de Volkskrant.

Search the spuybroe text of this book. Leslie marked it as to-read Nov 14, For Ruskin, beauty always comprises variation, imperfection and fragility, three concepts that wholly disappeared from our mindsets during the twentieth century.

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Neal Tschumi marked it as to-read Aug 16, Karsten marked it as to-read Nov 03, Linking philosophy, design, and the digital, with art history, architecture, and craft, Spuybroek explores the romantic notion of ‘sympathy’, a core concept in Ruskin’s aesthetics, re-evaluating it as the driving force of the twenty-first century aesthetic experience.

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