I m currently using this book to help me write my dissertation and I have to say that this was an incredibly useful buy Even if I wasn t using thi. This visually stunning investigation of natural and man made materials will change the way you look at the world around you while offering hope for the future of our planet What does it mean to live in a material world and how do materials of the past and present hold the keys to our future This book tackles these uestions by focusing on various issues that human beings face and by discussing potential materials elated solutions Through the lens of intriguing projects by designers artists makers and scientists it presents a colourful panoply of ideas technologies and creative effor.
S book for work I would have bought it for the sheer uality of the content the design and the insight on all the projects mentioned in it I like Ts that focus on the earth's most basic elements while also showing how these elements can be transformed into entirely new materials It explores for example how ancient practices such as dyeing fabric and making glue may hold the secret to Berlayar di Pamor Badik renewable and earth friendly consumer products as well as howecycling plastics can tackle food waste and how a type of light metal being developed may one day make air travel less fuel eliant This book also investigates the potential of the digital experience suggesting how this most ephemeral type of matter can be used to improve our world Ey.
He book and i appreciate the description of material but the content is very similar to Radical Matter So if you have that book you don t need this. E catching and provocative Why Materials Matter serves as both a stimulating catalogue of possibilities and a timely manifesto on how to consume manufacture and design for a better future AUTHOR Seetal Solanki is the founder of Ma tt er an London based esearch studio platform and materials consultancy Working with a wide ange of clients including IKEA Selfridges Unilever and Waterorg Solanki and her team help companies create products and services in aresponsible way through careful selection of materials and by challenging preconceived ideas and behaviours 250 colour illustration.