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Nature in Design By Alan Powers

Nature in Design by Alan Powers

Condition - Very Good
$22.49
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Summary

Nature is a designer's sourcebook, full of shapes and colours that have inspired visual invention since civilization began. This book traces the ways that designers have explored nature's potential through the ages, from the 4000 year old jewellery of Ur to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

Nature in Design Summary

Nature in Design by Alan Powers

Nature is a designer's sourcebook, full of shapes and colours that have inspired visual invention since civilization began. It provides most of the materials from which things are made, and is the basis of all systems of ornament and decoration. Designing with nature not only helps to find functional solutions, but also alters perceptions of beauty and meaning. In this book Alan Powers traces the ways that designers have explored nature's potential through the ages, from the 4000 year old jewellery of Ur to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. He examines the natural influence in architecture, engineering, home interiors, domestic products, fashion and graphic design, looking at work by designers such as Issey Miyake, Ron Arad, William Morris and Frank Gehry.

About Alan Powers

Alan Powers writes on contemporary architecture, landscape and design for a number of newspapers and magazines. He has curated numerous exhibitions on architecture and was consultant to the exhibition Modern Britain 1929-1939 at the Design Museum, London. His books include Living with Books (Mitchell Beazley) and Modern Block Printed Textiles (Walker Books).

Additional information

GOR002938571
9781840912579
184091257X
Nature in Design by Alan Powers
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Octopus Publishing Group
2002-04-15
160
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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