Collection of over 4,500 innovative materials and processes. Resource for designers of all disciplines - industrial, furniture, packaging, graphics, fashion, interior design, landscape architecture, and transportation.
This book is an essential reference for understanding the environmental impact of materials, manufacturing processes, and product life cycles, and is also a guide on how to select and use them in an intelligent way.
This work demonstrates the alternatives to modern building materials. Topics discussed include whether environmentally-friendly chemicals can be used and whether the make-up of building materials can be altered so that individual components can be re-used.
Introduces each material type--glass, concrete, wood, metal, plastic, and stone--with text describing its history and significance. Accessible case studies highlight recent advances in design and construction around the world. (also in print: NA4100 .B454 2014 )