Skin: Surface, Substance, and Design

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Ellen Lupton, with essays by Jennifer Tobias, Alicia Imperiale, Grace Jeffers, Available now in a paperback edition, Skin: Surface, Substance, and Design contains a new preface by Ellen Lupton, describing products and projects that have been produced since the book's initial publication. Skin presents products, furniture, fashion, architecture, and media that expand the limits of what we understand as surface. Reflecting the convergence of natural and artificial life, this provocative and stimulating book shows ...
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Ellen Lupton, with essays by Jennifer Tobias, Alicia Imperiale, Grace Jeffers, Available now in a paperback edition, Skin: Surface, Substance, and Design contains a new preface by Ellen Lupton, describing products and projects that have been produced since the book's initial publication. Skin presents products, furniture, fashion, architecture, and media that expand the limits of what we understand as surface. Reflecting the convergence of natural and artificial life, this provocative and stimulating book shows how enhanced and simulated skins appear everywhere in our contemporary world.
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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)
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  • ISBN-13: 9781568987118
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • Publication date: 7/5/2007
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.12 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (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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Table of Contents

Foreword 25
Acknowledgments 26
Skin: New Design Organics 28
Artificial Skin: Ingrown and Outsourced 42
Digital Skins: The Architecture of Surface 54
Beauty, Horror, + Biotechnology 64
Vessels + Membranes 94
Intelligence + Touch 142
Artificial Light + Artificial Life 158
Padding + Protection 176
Warps + Folds 208
App Glossary of Materials 232
Skindex 239
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