Item Description: Thames and Hudson Ltd, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Material ConneXion: The Global Resource of New and Innovative Materials for Architects, Artists and Designers This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far.
The Global Resource of New and Innovative Materials for Architects, Artists and Designers.
Synopsis: Materials are the single most important element underpinning all that is most innovative in 21st-century architecture, interior, product, industrial and fashion design. The profusely illustrated Material ConneXion identifies the key trends in this fast-moving area, giving the reader a full understanding of materials potential and applications. The X in ConneXion is the perfect symbolic crossroads: this is a book that connects materials to designers, for whom it will be an essential read.
Review: "If you see a new material, it s like a key that opens a door. Behind the door there s a kind of new world, filled with new people, new figures, new ideas, new visions."
Wolfgang Joop, Fashion Designer, Hamburg, Germany
"My favorite materials are one that can be almost immaterial in appearance glass or plastics. Plastics provide the most varied performances, finishes, and diverse properties. They inspire me to create fluid, soft, organic, almost human form."
Karim Rashid, Industrial Designer, New York
"Materials are the building blocks Innovation in Materials is Innovation in Architecture and Design."
Peter Marino, Architects and Interior Designer, New York
"Each new material allows you to bring life to a new concept."
Philippe Starck, Designer, Paris, New York, London