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An essential resource that will enable all design professionals to make inspired decisions in a practical and confident manner. Rob Thompson is an award-winning designer and the author of Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals. Martin Thompson has received D&AD, Campaign Press, One Show and British Lion awards for his advertising photography. They previously collaborated on Manufacturing Processes for Textile and Fashion Design Professionals, also published by Thames & Hudson.

573 illustrations 28.0 x 21.5 cm 544pp hardback ISBN 978 0 500 518540 February £60.00

The Materials Sourcebook for Design Professionals Rob Thompson and Martin Thompson

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‘The definitive reference for 3D designers, product designers, architects and engineers’ New Design 978 0 500 513750 £58.00 hb

Here is a one-stop resource for all design professionals seeking comprehensive, accurate information about the basic materials with which they work on a daily basis. Written by Rob Thompson, it comprises six main parts on all the major ‘design’ material groups. These parts are then separated further into chapters that examine the properties of individual types of materials, e.g. ‘Iron’, ‘Steel’ and ‘Aluminium’. It features nearly 100 material types in total, each one supported by examples of how it can be used in a variety of industries, an outline of its most desirable properties and details on its form and texture. The book also features a complete breakdown on new and exciting developments in high-tech materials. With nearly 600 vibrant illustrations and a clear layout, the design professional or student is presented with a long-term reference tool that tells them everything they need to know about the materials they use habitually, with information delivered in a wholly unbiased and accessible manner.


Thames & Hudson Spring 2017 Catalogue  
Thames & Hudson Spring 2017 Catalogue