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Industrial Design Techniques and Materials

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ISBN-10: 2080305190

ISBN-13: 9782080305190

Edition: 2006

Authors: Jean-Baptiste Toulard, Jean Grenier, Raymond Guidot, Jean-Jacques Salomon

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This comprehensive work traces the history of design materials, from the origins of mass production during the Industrial Revolution to contemporary use of wood, metals, and synthetics as well as their potential applications for the future. This exhaustive reference covers late nineteenth-century design implications, contemporary design materials and their uses, and design trends-from the influences of information technology on design conception to ecological design considerations. Raymond Guidot (editor), an eminent design theorist, has organized exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou's Center for Industrial Creation and he has written and contributed to numerous books and exhibition…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Flammarion et Cie
Publication date: 9/5/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

A Brief History
Distant Past and New Materials
Military Advances in Peacetime
Groundbreaking Materials
United They Stand: The Strength of Composite Materials
The Virtual in a Material World
Towards Ecological Design
From Materials to Design
Natural Materials
Minerals
Metals
The Uncertainties of Research
Shape Memory Materials
Plastics
Composite Materials
Polymer Nanocomposites
A Word About Stock-Removal Technique
So Which Materials Should We Choose?
Digital Material
The Computer in the Service of the Designer
The Digital Image in the Search for a Cultural Identity
Slot Machines
Interactivity
The Designer in the Service of Computing: First, the Box...
...Then Software Design, the Art of the Interface, and the Icon
Digital Material
Silicon, a New Raw Material?
Ecology Sells
The Era of Industrial Design
A Time of Questioning
The Paradigm of New Materials
Appendices
Biographies
Selective Bibliography
Index