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Bio design : nature, science, creativity

Author: William Myers
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson Ltd. 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Designers and artists have always looked to nature for inspiration and materials, but only recently have they been able to alter and incorporate living organisms in their work. In a world with finite resources and a growing population, design that mimics or appropriates the sustainable template of nature is likely to prove as vital as it is novel. 'Bio Design' examines some seventy projects (concepts, prototypes and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Myers
ISBN: 9780500516270 0500516278
OCLC Number: 794706904
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 288 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Vital design / Paola Antonelli --
The hybrid frontier --
Beyond biomimicry --
The architectural hybrid : living structures and new ecological integrations --
Ecological object engineering : replacing industrial and mechanical processes --
Experimental functions : speculative objects, teaching tools and provocations --
Dynamic beauty : artwork crawling off the auction block --
Profiling programs and collaborations : consilience in the 21st century.
Responsibility: William Myers ; foreword by Paola Antonelli.

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Examines seventy projects (concepts, prototypes and completed designs) that covers the fields of architecture, industrial processes, education, fine art, material engineering and bioengineering.  Read more...

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