Selected Article Title: The Book of Changes: Its Implication and Reflection in the Creation and Design of Ancient China
Abstract: The act of divination was a persistent custom and tradition in Ancient China. The Book of Change started as a divination text for the prediction of events but later was described as the great principles of changes in nature, humans, and the world, which embodies the wisdom of the ancient saints. The Classic as a divination symbolic system reflects the pictographic thinking of Image(象 , Xiang), as a philosophy it conceals with the cosmological thinking of the Way( 道 , Dao). It is a book of Images in a simulation of all things of creation to represent all the Way. In the history of art, the pictographic thinking has been embodied in various forms of Chinese art. The concept of the Way has become the highest achievement that many craftsmen or artists strive to reach. This study intends to use a system view to introduce the philosophy of creation and design in ancient China from The Book of Changes, and how its technical theories of Image and the Way and artistic influence have affected the production of art.
Consilience and Innovation in Design, The 5th World Conference on Design Research Proceeding 2013 by The International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR), Japan.
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Conference Date: 2013/8/26 - 2013/8/30
Venue:Toyosu Campus, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
Hosted By: Japanese Society for the Science of Design
Organised By: The International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR)