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A wealth of information on materials and technologies contained in a single volume A catalogue of 150 materials Processes illustrated through informative drawings Expert authors: Quentin Hirsinger and Elodie Ternaux, the directors of matériO/Paris; and design teacher Daniel Kula, a specialist in materials and technologies An extension of the top-selling Material World volumes Materiology is a book intended for all creative professionals – architects, designers, stylists, artists and the like – who rely on materials and technologies, a target group that ranges from students to experienced professionals. Widely accessible, Materiology is written in a style that conveys a wealth of information on materials and technologies in a language that’s easy to understand. The book covers everything you always wanted to know about materials but never expected to find in a single volume. Materiology’s comprehensive exploration of materials is divided into four sections: • Families of materials: various types of wood, plastic, glass and metal in a section that also includes lighting. • Catalogue of materials: 110 catalogue cards quickly allows you to find the key elements of materials in our daily life, from cardboard and plywood to copper and polystyrene. • Processes: major methods of processing materials (injection moulding, extrusion and so forth) explained through instructive diagrams. • Thinking out of the box: issues of relevance to any study of materials and technologies, such as ecology and virtual issues.