Skin: Surface, Substance, and Design

Skin: Surface, Substance, and Design

by Ellen Lupton, Randi Mates, Grace Jeffers, Alicia Imperiale
     
 

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A companion to an exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution from May to September 2002 illustrates designs relating to coverings that resemble, in some way or another human skin. Organics, artificial and digital skin, vessels and membranes, padding and protection, and warps and folds are among the dimensions explored. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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A companion to an exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution from May to September 2002 illustrates designs relating to coverings that resemble, in some way or another human skin. Organics, artificial and digital skin, vessels and membranes, padding and protection, and warps and folds are among the dimensions explored. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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A companion to an exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution from May to September 2002 illustrates designs relating to coverings that resemble, in some way or another human skin. Organics, artificial and digital skin, vessels and membranes, padding and protection, and warps and folds are among the dimensions explored. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568983189
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Ellen Lupton is adjunct curator at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and co-chair of the Design Department of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is a Chrysler Design Award winner and the best-selling author of D.I.Y. Design It Yourself, Thinking with Type, Design Culture Now, and Mixing Messages.

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