Materiology: The Creative Industry's Guide To Materials And Technologies
di D.Kula E.Ternaux
A book intended for all creative professionals who rely on materials and technologies a ' architects, designers, stylists, artists and the like, from students to experienced practitioners a ' Materiology is written in a style that conveys a wealth of information in a language thata (TM)s easy to understand. This book covers everything you always wanted to know about materials and technologies but never expected to find in a single volume. Materiologya (TM)s comprehensive exploration of materials is divided into four sections:
1. Families of materials: various types of wood, plastic, glass, metal, lighting, etc. 2. Catalogue of materials: 110 catalogue cards that identify various materials, from the most basic substance to the latest cutting-edge innovation. 3. Processes: major methods of processing materials (e.g. injection moulding, extrusion) explained with instructive diagrams. 4. Thinking out of the box: issues of relevance to any study of materials and technologies, such as ecology and virtual issues.
* > Quentin Hirsinger and Elodie Ternaux are the directors of materiO, the first independent European information centre on materials and innovative products, based in Paris. Daniel Kula is a design teacher at ENSCI (Ecole Nationale Superieure de Creation Industrielle), specialist in materials and technologies.