Massive change

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Pha´don, 2004 - Architecture - 239 pages
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Massive Change is a modern illustrated primer on the new inventions, technologies, and events that are affecting the human race worldwide. The book is a part of a broader research project by Bruce Mau Design intended to provoke debate and discussion about the future of design culture, broadly defined as the "familiar objects and techniques that are transforming our lives."In essays, interviews, and provocative imagery aimed at a broad audience, Massive Change explores the changing force of design in the contemporary world, and in doing so expands the definition of design to include the built environment, transportation technologies, revolutionary materials, energy and information systems, and living organisms. The book is divided into 11 heavily illustrated sections covering major areas of change in contemporary society -- such as urbanism and architecture, the military, health and living, and wealth and politics. Each section intersperses intriguing documentary images with a general introductory essay, extended captions, and interviews with leading thinkers, including engineers, designers, philosophers, scientists, architects, artists, and writers. Concluding the book is a graphic timeline of significant inventions and world events from 10,000 B.C. to the present.

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User Review  - Charlie - Goodreads

changing the world through graphic design. People will notice if you MAKE THE FONT ALL CAPS AND BOLD AND SO THAT IT COVERS AN ENTIRE PAGE SPREAD Read full review

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User Review  - David Witte - Goodreads

Great resource for new approaches and ideas developed and being developed out there. It was fascinating. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Mau, principal of the Toronto-based firm Bruce Mau Design, is the designer of the critically acclaimed Zone series.