A paragraph or two taken from the fantastic book "Design - Intelligence made Visible" by Stephen Bayley and Terence Conran.
This is the note/preface written by Stephen Bayley....
"In te Renaissance, draughtsmen did what was called disegno. For Leonardo da Vinci, the greatest draughtsman of them all, disegno meant not just the art and craft of drawing itself, but the ability to communicate ideas graphically. Leonardo's boad interpretation of disegno was very close to what we call 'design': an ability co concetpualise a idea, express it in materials ad prove it by demonstration. When the word disegno migrated into English in the sixteenth century, it came to mean not merely 'drawing', but intention.
Today, design has both these senses: a useful mixture of creative expression and intellectual purpose. Leonardo knew that already. In his letter of application to Lodovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, he listed hi talents and acheivements, putting the design of useful canals far in front of mere decorative painting or sculpture. Design is an art that works."
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