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Blobitecture : Waveform and Organic Design - John K. Waters


Waveform and Organic Design

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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.

Introductionp. 8
Birth of the blobp. 12
Blob's your unclep. 30
New tools of the tradep. 50
A blob by any other namep. 64
Biological thinkingp. 86
An utterance without a languagep. 102
The "poster boy" for blobismp. 120
Outside the beige boxp. 138
Next generationp. 158
Sourcesp. 174
Photographer creditsp. 182
Acknowledgmentsp. 183
About the authorp. 184
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ISBN: 9781592530007
ISBN-10: 1592530001
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
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