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Exploring Materials: Creative Design for Everyday Objects Paperback – March 24, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1568987682 ISBN-10: 1568987684 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; 1 edition (March 24, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568987684
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568987682
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #589,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is a good book for students, educators, designers, and those like to make and tinker with objects." -- Andrea Shea --Core 77, April 16, 2010

About the Author

Ellen Lupton is a writer, curator, graphic designer, and director of the graphic design master of fine arts program at MICA. She has written and edited numerous books on design, including Thinking with Type; D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself; D.I.Y. Kids; and Graphic Design: The New Basics.

Inna Alesina is an independent product designer and a faculty member in the environmental design department at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ben on July 4, 2010
Format: Paperback
Exploring Materials makes you want to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty! This book is in the "How Stuff Works" category, helping the reader to stop taking the materials around us for granted. Design projects are presented clearly and enticingly. The art work, graphics and photos take much of the guesswork out of the picture. The introductions to every section place the materials and projects in the kind of context that gives meaning (including environmentalist meaning) to the way materials are transformed and turned into useful, as well as aesthetically pleasing objects. And the recycling angle of the book takes much of the guilt out of putting new objects into our crowded world. One finally understands what practical design is all about: a step-by-step process guided by specific goals and a thorough understanding of the way materials work. I think the authors should be congratulated on their efforts!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tobey Crockett on January 1, 2012
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent and inspiring book that covers a very wide range of materials and applications. But more than that, it encourages the reader to think about design challenges, problem solving and materials in a new way, in a flexible way and with a degree of playfulness that other books may often talk about but rarely demonstrate. That is the great gift of this handy tome: it walks its talk and gets you hankering to bend, tuck, fold, scavenge, scrounge, dream and just generally have a go at the material world all around us. It reminds me of the spirit of Alexander Calder - and a higher compliment I can not think of. I would say this is a must for students and entrepreneurs of many stripes. I know I plan to include it in my list of resources for those working on their new 'Plan A'. Brava!!
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