BOOKS ON DESIGN THEORY, AESTHETICS AND HISTORY

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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 05/10/19–01/20/20

Kerkrade, Netherlands
Cube Design Museum, 05/10/20–01/20/20

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COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM

Nature: Collaborations in Design

Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial

Edited by Caitlin Condell, Andrea Lipps, Matilda McQuaid, Gene Bertrand, Hans Gubbels. Foreword by Caroline Baumann, Hans Gubbels. Text by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, George Church, Suzanne Lee, Nadine Bongaerts, Michael John Gorman, Koert van Mensvoort, Alejandro Vial, Guillermo Parada, Tamara Pérez .

Featured image is reproduced from 'Nature: Collaborations in Design.'

How designers are collaborating with scientists and ultimately with nature itself

Designers today are striving to transform our relationship with the natural world. Although humans are intrinsically linked to nature, our actions have frayed this relationship, forcing designers to think more intentionally and to consider the impact of every design decision, from an artifact's manufacture and use to its obsolescence. As a result, designers are aligning with biologists, engineers, agriculturists, environmentalists and many other specialists to design a more harmonious and regenerative future. Based on these new partnerships, designers are asking different questions and anticipating future challenges, which not only change the design process, but also what design means.
Nature: Collaborations in Design—companion to an exhibition titled Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, Co-organized with Cube design museum—includes over 65 international projects from the fields of architecture, product design, landscape design, fashion, interactive and communication design, and material research. More than 300 compelling and exquisite photographs, illustrations and content from data visualizations illustrate seven essays, which explain and explore designers' strategies around understanding, simulating, salvaging, facilitating, augmenting, remediating and nurturing nature. Four conversations between scientists and designers delve into topics related to synthetic biology, scientific versus design lexicon and recent shifts in the meaning of nature with a glossary illuminating scientific, technological and theoretical concepts and processes invoked by the designers.
Projects include DnA_Design and Architecture's Bamboo Theater; Open Agriculture Initiative's Personal Food Computers; Warka Water's Warka Water Tower; Sam Van Aken's Tree of 40 Fruit; the ODIN's DIY Bacterial Gene Engineering CRISPR Kit; Michael Strano and Sheila Kennedy's Nanobionic Light-Emitting Plants; MASS Design Group's Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture; Stamen Design's Metagenomic Data Visualization for the Banfield Lab; Modern Meadow's Zoa; Cave Architects' Anthropocene Museum and Kim Albrecht's Visualizing the Cosmic Web.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Nature: Collaborations in Design.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Associated Press

Katherine Roth

"Nature," which explores the ways designs drawn from nature can address today's environmental challenges, features 62 designers from around the world.

Dezeen

Eleanor Gibson

Exhibition to inspire "conversations and change."

Architectural Record

Pilar Viladas

The exhibition illustrates the ways in which designers are working with scientists, engineers, and environmentalists to solve the crises stemming from climate change, environmental pollution, and other man-made problems.

CNN

Aileen Kwun

Transgenic silk garments that emit a neon glow, sartorial burial suits embedded with flesh-eating microbes, and a bouquet of perfume notes derived from the DNA of extinct flora are just a few of the mind-bending works of design presented in "Nature."

Midwest Book Review

Michael Dunford

A fascinating, informative, engaging, thoughtful and thought-provoking volume of seminal and original volume, "Nature: Collaborations in Design" will prove to be an enduringly valued and appreciated addition to personal, professional, community, and academic library collections.

New York Times

James S. Russell

In “Nature,” designers and researchers pose bigger questions, envisioning possibilities that may not be realized for decades, and help us understand arcane data at nano and macro scales. To address fundamental issues in climate change and habitat loss, with their potential for mass extinctions, requires that a creative designer invest passion (and subsume the ego) in a collaboration with scientists working at the cutting edge of research.

Fast Company

Lauren Steele

During a time when we’re looking critically at our interactions with the natural world and our (ill) effect on it, books that help us understand how to take a positive step forward are more important than ever. This paperback explores how designers are collaborating with biologists, engineers, agriculturists, environmentalists, and other specialists to craft a more harmonious and regenerative future.

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'Nature: Collaborations in Design' is the sophisticated companion publication to the Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial

'Nature: Collaborations in Design' is the sophisticated companion publication to the Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial

At last, the Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial has opened in New York, and we are delighted to recommend the sophisticated companion publication, Nature: Collaborations in Design, featuring 65 international projects from the fields of architecture, product design, landscape design, fashion, interactive and communication design and material research. The "Tranceflora" Nishijin kimono and boots (2015–19), created by Sputniko! and Masaya Kushino of Another Farm in collaboration with Japan's National Agricultural and Research Organization and the 300 year old Hosoo textile manufactury, are made of transgenic glowing colored silk, which has been engineered by injecting silkworm eggs with the green fluorescent protein that makes jellyfish luminesce. According to essayist Andrea Lipps, "'Tranceflora 2.0,' the next in the series, will be made using silk engineered by NARO scientiests with coral DNA (to glow red) and oxytocin, a key hormone in human bonding." continue to blog


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NATURE: COLLABORATIONS IN DESIGN

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By the People: Designing a Better America

BY THE PEOPLE: DESIGNING A BETTER AMERICA

COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM

ISBN: 9781942303145
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Pub Date: 10/25/2016
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Design with the Other 90%: Cities

DESIGN WITH THE OTHER 90%: CITIES

Text by Cynthia E. Smith.

COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM

ISBN: 9780910503839
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Pub Date: 11/30/2011
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Design For The Other 90%

DESIGN FOR THE OTHER 90%

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ISBN: 9780910503976
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Pub Date: 5/15/2007
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FORTHCOMING AND NEW: DESIGN AND DECORATIVE ARTS

French Design

FRENCH DESIGN

By Alain Lardet, Anne Bony.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857214092
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Pub Date: 12/26/2012
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Super Normal

SUPER NORMAL

By Naoto Fukasawa, Jasper Morrison.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037781067
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Pub Date: 4/23/2007
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Bauhaus News: Contemporary Remarks

BAUHAUS NEWS: CONTEMPORARY REMARKS

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ISBN: 9783959050579
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Pub Date: 2/1/2015
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Co-Op Principle: Hannes Meyer and the Concept of Collective Design

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Edited by Raquel Franklin. Text by Claudia Perren, Astrid Volpert.

SPECTOR BOOKS/STIFTUNG BAUHAUS DESSAU

ISBN: 9783959050104
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Pub Date: 2/1/2016
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In Reserve: The Household!

IN RESERVE: THE HOUSEHOLD!

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783959050913
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Pub Date: 1/9/2016
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Léo Favier: What, You Don't Know Grapus?

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SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783944669496
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Pub Date: 1/1/2015
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Spector Cut + Paste: #1-4

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SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783944669045
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Pub Date: 9/1/2013
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Design in Question

DESIGN IN QUESTION

Edited by Ruedi Baur.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782804
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Pub Date: 5/1/2012
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Max Bill's View of Things

MAX BILL'S VIEW OF THINGS

Edited by Lars Müller.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783726
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Pub Date: 2/20/2015
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Are We Human? Notes on an Archaeology of Design

ARE WE HUMAN? NOTES ON AN ARCHAEOLOGY OF DESIGN

By Beatriz Colomina.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785119
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Pub Date: 1/15/2017
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Ruedi Baur Integral

RUEDI BAUR INTEGRAL

By Ruedi Baur.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037781340
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Pub Date: 1/25/2010
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APPLE

By Ken Miki.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

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Pub Date: 1/21/2014
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