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How materials matter : design, innovation and materiality in the Pacific

Author: Graeme Were
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2019. ©2019
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How does design and innovation shape people's lives in the Pacific? Focusing on plant materials from the region, How Materials Matter reveals ways in which a variety of people - from craftswomen and scientists to architects and politicians - work with materials to transform worlds. Recognizing the fragile and ephemeral nature of plant fibres, this work delves into how the biophysical properties of certain leaves and  Read more...
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Were, Graeme, author.
How materials matter
New York : Berghahn Books, 2019
(DLC) 2018061542
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graeme Were
ISBN: 9781789202014 1789202019
OCLC Number: 1054003399
Description: x, 211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: AcknowledgementsList of IllustrationsIntroduction: Materials and designPART I: MATERIALS UNDER THE MICROSCOPEChapter 1. On the Materials of MatsChapter 2. Materials on the MoveChapter 3. What's in a Plant Leaf?PART II: MATERIALS: DESIGN: TRANSFORMATIONChapter 4. Of Canoes and TroughsChapter 5. Enclosures and DisclosuresPART III: MATERIAL FUTURESChapter 6. Returning Cultural Knowledge in a Digital Design ContextChapter 7. Material Histories and the Changing Nature of Museum CollectionsConclusion: Towards a New Understanding of MaterialityBibliographyIndex
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