Waveform and Organic Design
Table of Contents
Introduction p. 8 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 Sources p. 174 Photographer credits p. 182 Acknowledgments p. 183 About the author p. 184 Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.
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
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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.