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Arranging Things: A Rhetoric of Object Placement


‘Most arrangements are little noticed, yet some stop you in your tracks’. Originally published in 2003, Leonard Koren’s highly sought-after Arranging Things: A Rhetoric of Object Placement utilises the language of rhetoric to portray visual arrangement as a ‘communicational act: its own language-like form of aesthetic expression’.

Koren’s insightful meditation is further distilled into eight rhetorical principles presented alognside 23 idiosyncratic paintings by artist Nathalie Du Pasquier which illustrate the volume. With a welcoming tone, Arranging Things offers an accessible strategy which can be used to analyse any arrangement.

Back by popular demand, this new edition of Arranging Things presents Du Pasquier’s artistic works in a generous format in celebration of Koren’s visual journey through the heart of design philosophy. Arranging Things is not merely a popular book on design; it is a landmark text, a practical manifesto of aesthetic beauty, one for brightening and broadening the way we understand and arrange our worlds.

Published by Apartamento Publishing S.L.
Release date: April 3, 2024
Dimensions: 240 x 285mm
Pages: 80
Binding: Hardcover