Leonard Koren
Illustrated by Nathalie Du Pasquier
Stone Bridge Press, Berkeley, CA, 2003 English
Design, General
ISBN: 9781880656822

From the Publisher. Just as his classic best seller 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.

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Zuzana Licko

I was drawn in to read this book by the illustrations, which are works of art in their own right. What were these mysterious juxtapositions of objects? Was this perhaps a tutorial on staging a house or composing a still life? Not really, you have to read it to understand these fully formal relationships.

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