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Skin: Surface, Substance, Design Paperback – June 14, 2007

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"...offers surprising insights into our relationships with the increasingly complex 'skins' that surround us." -- Metropolis, June 2002

"As this book powerfully suggests...it is becoming increasingly hard...to distinguish ourselves from the things that surround us." -- Eye, 2002

"Lupton regards skin as a cultural metaphor, which is what makes this beautifully produced book...so provocative." -- Architectural Record, October 2002

"These cutting edge ideas. . . may be changing the way people live and think about decorative furniture." -- Associated Press, July 2002 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Ellen Lupton is adjunct curator at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and co-chair of the Design Department of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is a Chrysler Design Award winner and the best-selling author of D.I.Y. Design It Yourself, Thinking with Type, Design Culture Now, and Mixing Messages.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; 1 edition (June 14, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568987110
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568987118
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,075,901 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on November 25, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book has exellent images but it lacks text, "A picture is worth a thousand words" as they say. Although there is lack of text I think there's just enough to give you an idea of what the products are, who the designers and manufacturers are too. So the book acts almost as a catalog. All in all I think it's a great book, it's enjoyable to flip through or it could take you an hour looking at just one product. Oh and just incase you don't know what the book is about it displays different "Skin" conditions (that is different surface materials either conventional or inovative used on a wide range of products including chairs and clothes)
ENJOY :-)
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Não se trata de um livro técnico. É antes uma peça de grande importância dada a apresentação de inúmeras soluções possíveis dentro do domínio a que se dedica, e como tal, útil aos estudantes de design de produto. A ausência de descrições técnicas acerca de cada uma das soluções apresentadas não foi ao encontro da minha expectativa, como professor. Ainda assim, aconselho-o aos meus alunos.
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Format: Hardcover
a little on the ind. design side of things, but a wonderful visceral survey of surface distinction.
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