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BOOKS: Bruce Mau's Massive Change

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Coming soon from Phaidon Press (www.phaidon.com) is Massive Change: A Manifesto for the Future of Global Design, a $29.95 hardcover companion to the ambitiously design-intensive "Massive Change" exhibition, which opened Oct. 2 at Canada's Vancouver Art Gallery. (See www. massivechange.com and the September issue of Creativity for more on the show.). Organized by Bruce Mau of Bruce Mau Design — a design visionary if ever there was one — the exhibition and the book "explore the rapidly changing force of design in the contemporary world, and expands its definition to include such diverse topics as transportation technologies, the military, revolutionary materials, energy, health and living, wealth and politics," according to Phaidon. Hence the images from the book seen here: a featherless chicken that thrives in tropical zones, bred by Israeli researcher Avigdor Cahaner — photograph by Adi Ness, courtesy The New York Times Magazine and Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv; a NASA satellite photo of the U.S.-Mexico border, courtesy NASA EOS Terra satellite; a Scanning Electron Microscope image of "polymer micro-structures formed by molding in capillaries"; and a photograph by Edward Burtynsky, "Urban Mines, Densified Oil Drums #4, Hamilton, Ontario," © Edward Burtynsky.
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