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This innovative, inspiring, and comprehensive book showcases the work of the world's best designers. While there are any number of books that illustrate contemporary design, this book is unique in that it shows how the products are made, and the details of the technology and materials employed. Mel Byars - teacher, lecturer, and author of The Design Encyclopedia - documents the revolution that has occured in the last few decades in the use and exploration of old and new materials in utilitarian objects, including fibers, composites, plastics, synthetic wood, adhesives, paper, foam, metal, and even seaweed. The work of some of the most imaginative minds in the design world is featured, in the creation of intriguing, sophisticated, and even amusing objects. Construction and concept are clearly illustrated through exploded drawings and hundreds of color photographs, many taken especially for this book.