for Criticism and Design
in the Arts
George Stiny and James Gips
Originally published by University of California Press, 1978.
The copyright was returned to the authors when the book went out of
so we are putting the book up on the web for free.
(Note: The pdf file is 30 MB. If you have a difficult time
downloading it, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will send the
pdf file to you through yousendit.com.
Or, you can view the book page by page below. -- JG, July 2009)
Junho Oh, of Soongsil University, very kindly has translated the book
into Korean. Download the Korean translation as a pdf.
George Stiny's book Shape: Talking
about Seeing and Doing
(Yes, the irony of having the ugliest website on the internet for a
book on aesthetics is not lost on me. -- JG)