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F•R•O•M BAUHAUS & FUNCTION TO DESIGN POETICS

FORM FOLLOWS IDEA...

and THE most relevant evolutionary process exemplars, from my own perspective, would be that of the folding chair and the humble Anglepoise lamp, because of their role over time, in providing an understanding of the the fact that ... 

INFORMATION IS THE LIGHT OF KNOWLEDGE      

AND THAT KNOWLEDGE + IMAGINATION ARE

in[DEED]  THE VERY SOURCE OF IDEAS

which undoubtedly provides the potentiality of the qualitative 
enhancement & advancement of the EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS.
The future of that process, however, since the outset of HOMO SAPIENS, has been in the "hands" and MINDs of OUR species.

A species which is driven by the dual concepts of ...

benefit for the individual 
and benefit for the collective
Concepts which can so easily be diverted to the use
of THE POWER of KNOWLEDGE for GOOD or EVIL. 
 

SO let us now consider the fact that America's best IDEA
to date, was most probably the establishment of the Yellowstone National Park; and that the TIME has NOW arrived for humanity to continue [IT]'s urgent quest to


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Comment by Michael Grove on January 1, 2018 at 10:03

Form in relation to design can be expressed in many ways functionally and involves

a vast array of materials, textures and colours; as well as issues of shape, scale,

proportion and weight, and not least cultural associations in relation to need, desire,

meaning, value and context as well as function; but in the final analysis [IT] IS very

definitely, as Maxine Taylor and Ralph Ball have proposed, the IDEA which drives 

all aspects of the design process.

Comment by Michael Grove on January 1, 2018 at 10:29

As Alpha posted some 3 years ago in commenting on this masterpiece of an IDEA ...

"It would be awesome for PIXAR to consider doing a movie about these lamps.

 Nothing, not even Toy Story screams PIXAR nostalgia like these lamps."

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