Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Bio Design: Nature * Science * Creativity
Foyalty 60

Bio Design: Nature * Science * Creativity (Paperback)

£19.95
Unavailable. Replaced by new product or edition.
Unavailable

Synopsis

Bio Design examines some seventy projects (concepts, prototypes and completed designs) that cover the fields of architecture, industrial processes, education, fine art, material engineering and bioengineering. Each project is illustrated by a short text, images and captions that combine to explain the problems the venture tackles, and how living materials and processes were harnessed to solve them in sustainable and aesthetically pleasing ways. 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. Many of the solutions also provoke thought about manipulating life for human ends. From bacteria that can spin microfibrils of pure cellulose for use in the clothing industry to pigeons that - fed special bacteria - excrete harmless detergent instead of faeces, and from lamps that require blood to function to genetically hacked plants with human DNA - biological design is science future here and now.

Architecture & DesignDesign & DesignersArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theory Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd Publication Date: 14/07/2014 ISBN-13: 9780500291504  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Unavailable. Replaced by new product or edition.  

William Myers is a writer, curator and teacher based in Amsterdam. He has worked for The Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Guggenheim and Genspace, the first community biotech lab in the United States. His writing has appeared in Metropolis magazine, The Architect's Newspaper and New York Magazine.

More books by William Myers

More books by Paola Antonelli

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Designing for How People Think
(Paperback)
John Whalen
 
 
£31.99
 
Emotionally Intelligent Design
(Paperback)
Pamela Pavliscak
 
 
£31.99
 
Another Fine Mess: Peculiar and...
(Hardback)
Annie West
 
 
£16.99
 
Creative Selection: Inside Apple's...
(Hardback)
Ken Kocienda
 
 
£28.99
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close