The Apple iMac and the New Beetle, Embryological House and the Experience Music Project, the Palm V and the Oh Chair - all these innovative, trend-setting designs have been identified with a computer-generated, digitally evolved genre of architecture and industrial design called blobitecture.
Using the powerful computers and advanced 3-D animation software developed for movie special effects, the blobmeisters spawned a brood of biomorphic buildings, furniture, and machines.
From apartments that evolved through "genetic manipulation" to womblike office cubicles, from a museum with layered and luminous "skin" to a house with walls that serve as thermodynamic "organs," from torso shopping bags to jellyfish barstools, from blobjects to globjects to the Superblob, Bibitecture takes readers on a riveting tour of one of the most imaginative landscapes in contemporary architecture and industrial design.
|Birth of the blob||p. 12|
|Blob's your uncle||p. 30|
|New tools of the trade||p. 50|
|A blob by any other name||p. 64|
|Biological thinking||p. 86|
|An utterance without a language||p. 102|
|The "poster boy" for blobism||p. 120|
|Outside the beige box||p. 138|
|Next generation||p. 158|
|Photographer credits||p. 182|
|About the author||p. 184|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 2nd February 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 22.9 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.868