Walter benjamin on language as such and on the language of man 1916 language is not limited to the form of words from the glow of a lamppost or the curve of a bench to a birds song we are constantly in dialogue with what theorist walter benjamin called the language of things. A brilliant expos of the interaction between art design and commerce in the language of things the director of londons design museum charts our relationship with all things designedwith scintillating wit and an eye for the pleasures and dangers of rampant consumerism deyan sudjic takes us from luxury car commercials to glossy advertisements for seasonal variations of the prada purse . Review the language of things by deyan sudjicfiona maccarthy admires a passionate examination of the decline of design skip to main content the guardian back to home. Like sudjics later book the ediface complex the language of things reads like a series of musings on fairly loosely collected subjects but although also like tec the language of things is very readable unlike tec it isnt all that funny or scathing. The language of things features over 100 artists from europe america asia australia and aotearoa new zealand whose work reveals how personal meaning develops from the often unusual materials and processes used in the field of contemporary jewellery visitors can expect to see beautifully crafted wearable pieces as well as installation
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