Materials & Processes

Theory of Colours

In this classic of speculative science, the author of Faust provides a unique perspective on the nature of color. Although not scientifically accurate in light of current knowledge, it offers an invaluable exploration of color, art, aesthetics, and philosophy, marked by inimitable prose and stimulating ideas.

 

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Pantone: The Twentieth Century in Color

Pantone, the worldwide color authority, invites you on a rich visual tour of 100 transformative years. From the Pale Gold (15-0927 TPX) and Almost Mauve (12-2103 TPX) of the 1900 Universal Exposition in Paris to the Rust (18-1248 TPX) and Midnight Navy (19-4110 TPX) of the countdown to the Millennium, the 20th century brimmed with color.

Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic Colors

No one has a happier sense of hue and pattern than Jonathan Adler! Inspiring readers to be fearless in their decorating choices, Adler guides us through color-drenched rooms, from True Blue and Going Rouge to Champagne Sparkle. Every chapter is devoted to his thoughts on one color scheme, and he reveals his go-to paint chips, favorite fabrics, and personal color muses, like Diana Vreeland and Grace Jones.

 

Interaction of Color: New Complete Edition

One of the most influential books on color ever published, Josef Albers’s Interaction of Color is a masterwork. Originally issued in 1963 as a limited-edition set of commentary and 150 silkscreened color plates, the book introduced generations of students, artists, designers, and collectors to Albers’s unique approach to complex principles.
 

Colour and Light

Colour and light belong together. But there are hardly any colour theories which address the complex interdependence of colour and light with a direct and sensuous approach. This is the point of departure for the multimedia publication Colour and Light, consisting of a book and DVD, which with practical examples and theoretical explanations combines the interactions between material colours and light as well as that between dynamic light situations in spatial and virtual contexts.

Colour Based On Nature

Colour Based on Nature takes the concept of Irma Booms previous work further afield, highlighting UNESCO World Heritage sites across the globe and on every continent. This time, the colour diagrams are derived from 80 natural locations designated by the UNESCO list. It is an exercise in describing without words, using instead colours to evoke and celebrate the essence of a place.

The Color Revolution

When the fashion industry declares that lime green is the new black, or instructs us to "think pink!," it is not the result of a backroom deal forged by a secretive cabal of fashion journalists, designers, manufacturers, and the editor of Vogue. It is the latest development of a color revolution that has been unfolding for more than a century.

Process: 50 Product Designs from Concept to Manufacture (2nd Edition)

This book provides an in-depth study of the creative and manufacturing processes behind 50 contemporary domestic design objects. Chosen from around the world, they span furniture, lighting, tableware, and textiles. The workof both long-established and emerging designers is featured, with each product selected for its significant use of new technology, unorthodox, or complex production process, use of innovative materials and, in some cases, for the creativeconcept behind it.

 

FAB: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop—from Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication

What if you could someday put the manufacturing power of an automobile plant on your desktop? According to Neil Gershenfeld, the renowned MIT scientist and inventor, the next big thing is personal fabrication-the ability to design and produce your own products, in your own home, with a machine that combines consumer electronics and industrial tools. Personal fabricators are about to revolutionize the world just as personal computers did a generation ago, and Fab shows us how.

The PDMA Handbook of New Product Development

The bible of new product development is now updated with the latest information from the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA). Containing the entire PDMA "Body of Knowledge" needed for passing its professional certification exam, this handbook covers all areas of new product development, providing project managers and engineers with reliable information on best practices in a wide range of industries, from heavy manufacturing to the service sector.

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