The Materials Sourcebook for Design Professionals

The Materials Sourcebook for Design Professionals

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This book provides comprehensive, accurate information about the basic materials with which designers work on a daily basis, as well as a complete breakdown of new and exciting developments in high-tech materials. It is organized into six main sections on all the major design material groups: Metal, Plastic, Wood, Plant, Animal, and Mineral. Each section is broken down into chapters examining individual types of material within each larger group. Nearly one hundred material types are featured, each one supported by examples of how it can be used in a variety of industries, an outline of its most desirable properties, and details about its form and texture. With 450 vibrant illustrations and a clear and accessible layout, this long-term reference tool covers everything designers need to know about the materials they use habitually so they can continue to use them better.
Today?s designers are often presented with a seemingly infinite number of creative choices, with the ability to push their materials to the limits of what they can do. Understanding these materials properly helps designers make inspired decisions in a practical and confident manner. 'The Materials Sourcebook for Design Professionals' is the one-stop resource for all design professionals, providing comprehensive, accurate information about the basic materials with which they work on a daily basis, as well as a complete breakdown on new and exciting developments in high-tech materials. This invaluable book comprises six main parts on all the major ?design? material groups. These parts are then divided into chapters that examine the properties of individual types of materials, e.g. Iron, Steel and Aluminium.0.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Thames & Hudson,, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780500518540
0500518548
Characteristics: 544 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm

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