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Table of Contents
pt. 1. Homage to Rikyu: design, truth, and power. Sen no Rikyu and the paradox of innovation -- Good design tells the truth -- What design and truth say about each other -- Design as tragedy: the rise and fall of the Twin Towers -- Edsel's law: how bad design happens -- Designs of darkness -- Face to face with design -- pt. 2. Homage to Vasari: design, knowledge, and energy. Giorgio Vasari and the permutations of design -- The lady in the picture: design and revelation in Renaissance art -- In Jefferson's footsteps: modes of self-design -- Jefferson's gravestone: metaphorical extensions of design -- Liberty as a knowledge design -- Corporate redesign and the business of knowledge -- Designing time -- The design of private knowledge -- Epilogue. Designing truth.