The Material of Invention

The Material of Invention
detailed, graceful and accessible study of industrial design, focusing on the new materials available in the late 80s. a historical, analytical, and theoretical investigation of the richness of objects and the structures that make our lives livable, with nearly 400 lavish illustrations. divided into 5 parts: "matter and Ideas", "portraits of families in motion", "playing with the possible", "exercises in invention", which offers a portfolio of design experiments, and finally, a technical appendix, glossary, and bibliography. compiled by enzio manzini, professor of architectural technology at the politecnico di milano, with contributions by several other italian design experts.