A Baroque Performance of the Female in Body Copy and Page Layout
The design-in of this chapter concerns body copy in relation to the page layouts of Spheres and the exhibition catalogue for Making Things Public (Sloterdijk in Latour and Weibel 2005). Body copy is the name given when words on the page are visually prepared. Part one considers the mysticism of Santa Teresa d’Ávila and how Sloterdijk uses provocative imagery of female-becoming as performative cuts in textual ideas. Part two examines Peter Sloterdijk’s collaborative design work using speculative scenography (2005). By understanding design methods as intellectual know-how, I argue typographically against the credits for this work. These parts are a baroque contribution to the know-how of “doing diagrams” taken from a practitioner’s perspective (Verran and Winthereik in Law and Ruppert 2016).
KeywordsBaroque Critical design Know-how Mysticism Speculative design
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