Ceci n'est pas une Copie: Design between Innovation and Imitation


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Author Chris Meplon
Publisher Lannoo Publishers
Date 2017
Cover Paperback
Dimensions 6.8 x 0.7 x 9.4 in., 240 Pages
Copy is bad. So we are told, from school to the workplace. Gaining money or honor by stealing someone else's work is morally despicable and forbidden by law. But is it really that simple? Sometimes a copy can bring fresh new insights about the original. The line between innovation and imitation is not always clear, and as technology allows us to come closer to the art of perfect imitation, things such as originality and individual authorship are placed under pressure.

In this book design journalist Chris Meplon looks for the nature, meaning, and perception of copying techniques in design practice. He offers a wide selection of interesting examples and perspectives on "copying," making for a reader-experience that is both informative and open-ended, allowing you to draw your own conclusions.

Bilingual Edition in both English and French.