Atmosphere, The shape of things to come Print
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atmosphere.jpgAtmosphere, The shape of things to come
Authors: Hanneke Kamphuis and Hedwig van Onna
240 pages, Hardcover, English, 2007

Not just another book on architecture and design, Atmosphere invites, encourages and motivates. The atmosphere is a useful and meaningful metaphor for the artistic climate that fills our lives and responds to our sensors. Here, too, one can distinguish various layers that can be analysed and reduced to the basic components of any creative effort: form, colour and material.

This book explores seven atmospheric layers that not only exist simultaneously but – owing to their fleeting nature – can easily merge to form new combinations, over and over again. Atmosphere is a seven-part exploration of the themes that spark such work. It delves into a renewed interest in handicrafts, into creases and crinkles as generators of form, into nature as an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Learn how designers deal with the chill perfection of computer-aided design and how they counter a period of baroque extravagance. Each chapter is lavishly illustrated with recent work by top designers, architects and artists. Here’s hoping the oxygen in Atmosphere will be pumped into future projects – including yours.

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