The Materials Sourcebook for Design Professionals

ISBN-13: 9780500518540

ISBN-10: 0500518548

Author: Rob Thompson, Martin Thompson

Edition: 1

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Thames & Hudson
Hardcover 544 pages
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Acknowledged author Rob Thompson wrote The Materials Sourcebook for Design Professionals comprising 544 pages back in 2017. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0500518548 and 9780500518540. Since then The Materials Sourcebook for Design Professionals textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $15.64 or rent at the marketplace.


An indispensable reference for design professionals on selecting and using materials in new ways to make their designs ever more efficient and effective

Today’s technological advancements have resulted in traditional materials being used in increasingly innovative ways; designers are able to push the materials they use to their limits. Understanding these materials helps designers make inspired, practical decisions with confidence. The Materials Sourcebook for Design Professionals provides comprehensive, accurate information about the basic materials with which designers work on a daily basis, as well as a complete breakdown of new and exciting developments in high-tech materials.

This inspiring and useful book is organized into six main sections on all the major design material groups: Metal, Plastic, Wood, Plant, Animal, and Mineral. Each section is broken down into chapters examining individual types of material within each larger group. Nearly one hundred material types are featured, each one supported by examples of how it can be used in a variety of industries, an outline of its most desirable properties, and details about its form and texture.

With 450 vibrant illustrations and a clear and accessible layout, this long-term reference tool covers everything designers need to know about the materials they use habitually so they can continue to use them better.

450 color illustrations