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Arranging Things: A Rhetoric of Object Placement by Leonard Koren


tem #:LEKO
Published: Stone Bridge Press (September 1, 2003)
1st Edition.
Paperback: 128 pages
ISBN-10: 1880656825
ISBN-13: 978-1880656822
6 x 7.5 inches

Just as his classic bestseller Wabi-Sabi explored the quintessential Japanese aesthetic, Leonard Koren’s new book uncovers the underlying principles that govern how Western designers arrange things in three-dimensional compositions. Inspired by Greek and Roman notions of rhetoric—the ancient art of argument and delivery—Koren elucidates the elements of arranging rhetoric that all designers instinctively use in everything from floral compositions to interior decorating. Those who master Koren’s rhetoric of object placement will have the ability to persuade, uplift, and confound their audience. Not a how-to but a manifesto of theory and insight, this book will change the way you see, and arrange, your world.